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Toews joins growing list of sidelined Blackhawks

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Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is sidelined due to an undisclosed illness and won’t be ready for the start of the regular season.

Toews, 32, joins a growing list of Blackhawks who aren’t available at the outset of training camp.

The Athletic and TSN first reported the news.

Forward Kirby Dach, the team’s first-round pick in 2019, is likely to miss 4-5 months after undergoing surgery to repair a broken wrist. Forward Alexander Nylander is out for an extended period after he recently underwent knee surgery.

Toews has been a team captain since 2008. The three-time Stanley Cup winner had 18 goals and 60 total points in 70 games last season.

–Field Level Media

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