Jonathan Toews leaves game after falling headfirst into boards
Chicago is keeping him off the ice for precautionary reasons.
Toews was trying to play a puck behind Boston’s net in the first period when the injury occurred. As he collected the puck, Seidenberg collected him, and Toews fell hard into the boards.
The play looked awfully dangerous, but for some reason, Toews didn’t leave the ice after the hit. He’s a captain and an elite player, so it’s possible that his team listened if he did indeed lobby to keep playing. But surely someone needed to command him to the locker room.
The Blackhawks seemed to eventually agree, as Toews didn’t return to the game after intermission due to “precautionary reasons.” That sounds like relatively good news for Chicago and Toews. Caution is the best thing in these situations.