Jonathan Toews sends emotional and cryptic message to Blackhawks fans

BY DAN    MARCH 28, 2023  (2:46 PM)
Speculations suggest that the Blackhawks' captain, Jonathan Toews, could be departing from the team, as he released a statement indicating his intentions.

"Regardless of what happens in the future this summer, it's definitely on my mind that this could be my last few weeks here in Chicago as a Blackhawk,"

Having played for the Blackhawks throughout his 15-year career, Toews is currently in the last season of the $84 million contract he inked in 2014. Unfortunately, aside from contractual concerns, Toews is also dealing with some health problems that could potentially end his career.

In February, he disclosed that he was still experiencing long-term COVID symptoms and chronic immune response syndrome, which kept him out of the entire 2020-2021 season.


While he has shown signs of improvement, his condition took a turn for the worse in January, and he has not played since January 28.

"When day after day you're just pushing through pain, it's like, to what end?" Toews said. "I'm at that point where it feels like more damage is being done than is a good thing."

"It just got to the point where I couldn't move on the ice and didn't even want to put on my skates or roll out of bed to come to the rink," he said. "So it was pretty rough."

Although he participated in the team's morning skate on Tuesday, he did not play against the Stars.

However, he expressed his determination to make a comeback and potentially join the team for the remainder of the season.

"That's definitely very important for me to just go out there, enjoy the game, soak it in, and just really appreciate everything I've been able to be a part of here in Chicago - and show my appreciation to the fans as well," he said

A true Chicago legend, Jonathan Toews, no matter what your decision is we wish you nothing but the best!

Credit: HOCKEYPATROL.COM
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