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Jonathan Toews placed on IR, will sit out All-Star game
The Blackhawks are down to two All-Stars.
Hawks captain Jonathan Toews was placed on injured reserve Tuesday and was replaced on the All-Star roster by Philadelphia Flyers winger Scott Hartnell.
With Toews out, the Hawks needed a center and recalled Brandon Pirri from Rockford for Tuesday’s game against the Nashville Predators. Pirri will center the third line while Dave Bolland takes over Toews’ spot on the first.
Coach Joel Quenneville reaffirmed that Toews’ left wrist/hand injury isn’t serious.
“The injury we said is not serious — because it’s not, ” Quenneville said.
Toews is eligible to return to the Hawks’ lineup next Tuesday against the rival Canucks in Vancouver. Quenneville said Toews and Patrick Sharp (wrist) will both travel with the team to Vancouver on Monday.
“[Toews] saw the doctors [Monday] and it seems like he’s progressing and kind of on course,” Quenneville said. “They’ll both be on the plane. If they’re both playing, we’ll see.”
Patrick Kane and Marian Hossa will represent the Hawks at the All-Star game this weekend.