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via the Chicago Blackhawks,

Statement from Chicago Blackhawks President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Stan Bowman

“Jonathan’s health is our top priority as he deals with this medical issue. The Chicago Blackhawks organization and our medical staff will provide all necessary resources to help him return to playing hockey. While he will not report to training camp on January 3 and will be out indefinitely, we will continue to support him as he is an important part of our family. I’ve been in regular communication with Jonathan recently and will continue that as he takes care of his health.

The health and privacy of all our players is paramount to the Chicago Blackhawks organization. We care about Jonathan, and we know how badly he wants to be with his teammates competing on the ice. We will provide further updates on his status as circumstances change and do not have a timetable for his return.”


Statement from Pat Brisson, Co-Head CAA Hockey and Toews’ Representative

“Jonathan’s health is always the priority, and we hope with time he can get back to being the competitive, high-level athlete Blackhawks fans know. The support of Stan Bowman and the Chicago Blackhawks has been outstanding, and it is something both Jonathan and I appreciate. I will work closely with Jonathan and the Blackhawks to ensure he is getting everything he needs to return to the ice.”

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 12/29/20 at 01:07 PM ET

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Long-haul post-covid symptoms?

Something else?

It’s sobering when you see an ultra-driven professional athlete
still close to his prime talks in terms of just not having the physical energy
to train and compete as needed.

This is one of the X-factors with the pandemic that makes me cautious:
Any Underlying conditions make the prospect of infection serious enough.
But it’s not just a binary “either you’re vulnerable to a serious case - or you’re not and you get over it” situation. It’s the many who have been infected, including
younger people, including very accomplished, fit athletes, etc. who just don’t bounce back all or even most of the way months later. Some seem to very gradually get over those lingering symptoms and others are still living very limited lives and are looking for answers.

I hope for everyone’s sake these aren’t issues that continue to plague people many months or even years later.

Posted by lefty.30 on 12/29/20 at 10:34 PM ET

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It’s a bit early to jump to linking this to your personal fears about the after-effects of Covid.  While I share your concerns about these long term ramifications, we don’t really know anything about his symptoms that would separate it from, say, chronic or other forms of depression.  He’s obviously a CTE candidate as well which is where my mind went. 

Regardless, I never liked the guy at all, but I hope he gets well soon.  I’d rather he suffer losses on the ice than being unable to if that’s what he wants. 

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 12/30/20 at 06:26 PM ET

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