Jonathan Toews Still Battling CIRS, Will Stay in Chicago Through the End of the Season
There was a flurry of activity at the United Center on Sunday hours before the Blackhawks face the Maple Leafs. And it centered around the player who has been the center of their roster — literally and figuratively — for most of his adult life.
Jonathan Toews announced he is still dealing with the symptoms of Chronic Immune Response Syndrome and has taken a step back from the team to deal with his health. General manager Kyle Davidson met with the media earlier this afternoon and confirmed that Toews will not be traded, but the organization does hope he can get back on the ice for some games before the end of the regular season.
For Toews, not being able to skate has been frustrating; head coach Luke Richardson confirmed his captain has been frustrated by his health keeping him from joining the team again. The good news, now, is Toews can put any anxiety he may have had about making a decision about the trade deadline in the past and focus exclusively on feeling better.[Below is the initial story]
We’ve been waiting to hear one way or another. Three hours before Sunday’s early puck drop against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Frank Seravalli is reporting Jonathan Toews is staying put until the end of the season.
Now we wait to hear about Patrick Kane‘s decision on his future with the organization.