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For the first time in days, Jonathan Toews played in a hockey game on Wednesday night. But you wouldn't have thought that based on his performance. The Blackhawks captain had an assist, three shots on goal, two takeaways, a shootout goal and won 15 of 21 faceoffs for a percentage of It was just like old times again. Pretty amazing turnout with the fans tonight. Obviously got my work cut out for me, but it's coming. Perhaps the most notable stat? Toews recorded of ice time. For reference, he logged exactly 18 minutes of ice time in the last game he played, which came in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs when the Blackhawks were eliminated by Vegas.
Only Wyatt Kalynuk logged more minutes on the team than Toews on Wednesday, a positive as the year-old center continues to take steps towards getting back into regular-season game shape. I can't say I expected that, but even though it doesn't look pretty yet, everyone is going through the motions trying to find their groove a little bit, find our team game. That's the whole point of these games, to try to settle in a little bit.
Head coach Jeremy Colliton wasn't expecting to play him that much either, but the circumstances played a factor in the high . Toews logged on the power play, on the penalty kill and in overtime. Still, that's of ice time at even strength, and Toews' body responded well to the heavy workload right out of the gates.
We'll monitor it, take it day by day and see how he feels tomorrow. But it was nice to have him back. The Blackhawks kick off the season on Oct. That's an exciting thought for Chicago. But let's not look too far ahead. Right now, Toews is just trying to take it one day at a time, soak everything in and get reacclimated to the routine, which he dearly missed.
To be out of that and out of sync and be so removed from the game, you get to look back and get a new appreciation for it and you look forward to those little things you didn't realize you missed. Hawks Insider. Toews looks like former self in first game in days. Download MyTeams Today!Chat tonight like old times
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