Jonathan Tuss, captain of the Chicago Blackhawks, has an indefinite affair because he is treating an undisclosed illness.
Toews said in a statement from the team: “This offseason, I have been experiencing symptoms that make me feel exhausted and drowsy.” “I am working with a doctor to better understand my condition.
“Unless I can regain my health until I feel that I can perform at an elite level and help my team, I will not join the Blackhawks for training camp. I have no timetable when to rejoin the team. I am very disappointed. But it’s not fair for myself or my teammates to try to compete in my current state.”
Toews thanked the Blackhawks coach, front office and owner for their understanding, and then greeted the fans.
He said: “For the fans of the Blackhawks, I will continue to do my best to go back to the ice and play for the team I love.”
Toews’ problem is the latest blow to a team that is already undertaking a reconstruction project, but the team lost two young players, which should have been a large part of it. Now, it lacks a senior star.
Toews has been the first-line center of three Chicago Stanley Cup champion teams. The 32-year-old player scored 60 points in 70 games last season. In addition to scoring one point in his 13-year career, he scored at least 50 points every season and a career-high 81 points in the 2019-20 season.
On Monday, the Blackhawks announced that the former No. 3 draft pick, Kirby Dach, suffered a broken wrist while playing for Canada at the IIHF World Youth Championship and will be absent for four to five months. He underwent surgery.
Forward Alex Nylander (Alex Nylander) injured his knee in the playoffs last season and skated after feeling unwell before this season. He will be out for four to six months.
Toews and fellow cup champions Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook have all been used to coach the young players of the team. However, Seabrook is getting rid of his own health problems. He missed most of last season and had surgery on his hip and right shoulder.
Even if there is no injury, this will be a completely different Blackhawk team. The goalkeeper Corey Crawford, who won the Cup, did not renew his contract during the offseason. Instead, the Blackhawks gave young goalkeepers Colin Delia, Malcolm Subban and Kevin Rankinen a chance. In addition, the team traded forward Brandon Saad (Brandon Saad) to the Avalanche team in exchange for young defensive player Nikita Zadorov (Nikita Zadorov).
Chicago ranked last in the Central Division last season, but entered the playoffs under the revised COVID-19 rules. The Blackhawks defeated the Edmonton Oilers in the qualifiers, in which Toss led the team with 7 points in four games. Chicago was subsequently eliminated by the Vegas Golden Cavaliers in five games.