Report: Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews to miss camp, start of season with illness

Scott King
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Report: Toews to miss camp, start of season with illness originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

More potential bad news surfaced for the Blackhawks on Tuesday when The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun reported that Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews would miss training camp and the start of the season with an illness.

On Monday, the Hawks learned they would be without center Kirby Dach for four-five months after he had wrist surgery following a collision during an exhibition game at World Juniors, where he was serving as captain for Team Canada. Forward Alex Nylander is expected to miss four-six months after having surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his left knee as well.

Chicago's training camp is slated to begin on Jan. 3. The Hawks are scheduled to open the season on the road in Florida, beginning in Tampa Bay on Jan. 13 against the Lightning and ending against the Panthers on Jan. 19.

Toews, 32, finished the 2019-20 regular season with 60 points (18 goals, 42 assists) in 70 games and nine points (five goals, four assists) in nine postseason contests for the Blackhawks.


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