Dennis Bernstein: Los Angeles Kings ahead Gabriel Vilardi is day-to-day with an upper-body damage and isn’t touring with the crew to begin off their highway journey based on coach Todd McLellan.
Emma Lingan: Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi missed final night time’s recreation.
NHL.com: Predators ahead Matt Duchene is week-to-week with an upper-body damage.
Mario Tirabassi: Chicago Blackhawks ahead Philipp Kurashev will miss the rest of the season with a shoulder damage. Coach Luke Richardson stated that he received’t require surgical procedure.
CHGO Blackhawks: Jonathan Toews on his well being scenario, nearly shutting it down, and attempting to return again.
** NHLRumors.com transcription
“I’d say, even a pair weeks in the past it was form of thought in my thoughts that it … I made the choice to drag myself out and put myself first to attempt to handle my physique and do what’s proper for myself.
It wasn’t a simple resolution, clearly, particularly given the scenario the place your crew is and the way issues are going. Everyone’s enjoying by way of one thing. Everyone’s battling one thing. It’s laborious to let your teammates down in that sense
For me the choice was, I acquired to get myself proper or the choice to not proceed to play might be going to be made for me. I feel it’s an essential factor for me to get again to a spot the place I do know bodily however mentally and emotionally I’m having fun with the sport.
That it’s not daily, clearly it’s a tricky recreation and the travels tough. You go down the checklist of challenges you face enjoying hockey at this stage, but it surely’s been lots. I feel I simply needed to simply put myself first in that scenario and attempt to get issues proper and go from there.
Having stated that, it’s getting all the way down to the place it’s the previous few video games, and like I simply talked about, the thought form of crosses your thoughts that this may very well be it for me in Chicago. So it’s positively essential, attempt to go on the market and actually soak that in and revel in it, and like I stated present my appreciation for the followers as effectively.”
TSN: Chris Johnston notes that after final night time, the Chicago Blackhawks solely have eight video games left and Jonathan Toews is attempting to get into a number of of them.
“… and that’s because his future beyond this season is very much unknown, his future in Chicago is unknown, because of what’s gone on with the team there and he’s had significant health challenges. He opened up with reporters in Chicago on Tuesday, talking about the effects of the long COVID, about his uncertain future, but there’s a good feeling right now that he’s at least going to be able to play and at least have some sort of swan song with the Blackhawks before the end of this season.”