Blackhawks finally provide an update on Jonathan Toews and it sounds fishy

Fans have been getting worried.


The Chicago Blackhawks were in hot water over the weekend. You all know how shocking it was this offseason when captain Jonathan Toews announced that he couldn’t report to training camp and is out indefinitely due to a medical issue. There is no timetable for his return. Over the weekend, the Hawks came under fire as they faced accusations that they were hiding information on Toews’ health status. Following a swarms of unfounded rumors on social media that the team knew more about Toews and why he couldn’t play, the Blackhawks responded to the chatter by insisting that the circumstances of Toews’ medical absence remain the same as before.

“I don’t have any update on Jonathan,” GM Stan Bowman said per the Chicago Sun Times. “And when I say this, I mean it: It’s not like we have additional information that we’re holding back. All we know is he’s not ready to play right now.”

On Tuesday night, Charlie Roumeliotis of NBS Sports in Chicago spoke with Bowman, who finally shared an update on his captain. He might have been pressured to do so after accusations were brought against him and the team. 

“His status is the same as it was the last time we spoke of it, but nothing has changed as far as all these crazy things you’re hearing or speculating,” Bowman said. “That’s not the case. But I think the important thing that we’ve tried to communicate to Jonathan is that just take your time, take care of yourself, when you’re ready, you’re ready. We’d love to welcome him back whenever that is, but until that happens we’re just going to let him … he’s on his own timeline.”

Where things got awkward is when Bowman went on to press that he was not checking in with Toews, just stating that he’ll basically be back when he’ll be back. Bowman might have wanted to put an end to the false rumours, it sounds like he barely cares about his star player. Let’s hope fans aren’t reading it as such. 

“We’re not trying to call him daily to ask him how he’s feeling, I think it’s better to let him … we know how much he loves being the leader of the team and when he’s ready, he’s going to be back here. We’re not going to have to pull him back. So until that happens, we wish him the best and we know he’ll be back when he’s ready.”

Fans cannot wait to see Toews back on the ice, however, we bet they want him to have fully recovered from what causes him to experience symptoms leaving him “feeling drained and lethargic.”

Get well soon, Toews.