Jonathan Toews out vs. Predators

Updated: January 23, 2012, 11:28 PM ET
By Jesse Rogers | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews won't play Tuesday against the Nashville Predators and is "not likely" to play in Sunday's All-Star Game because of an upper body injury, coach Joel Quenneville said Monday.

Toews apparently injured his hand in Friday's 3-1 win over Florida but finished the game. He left Saturday's 5-2 loss to Nashville midway through the contest and did not return. Quenneville said there was no "defining blow" that caused the injury.

"It's not serious," Quenneville said.

Quenneville expects Toews to be ready to return after the All-Star break when the Hawks play the Canucks on Jan. 31 in Vancouver.

"We have some time off. Have some extra days there," Quenneville said. "Hopefully he gets some rest. We'll get a better assessment after (the break) "

Toews, an All-Star along with teammates Patrick Kane and Marian Hossa, leads the Hawks with 27 goals.

Notes

Patrick Sharp, who has been out with a wrist injury, skated Monday on his own and remains scheduled for a post-break return.

• After being pulled in a 5-2 loss to the Predators on Saturday, Corey Crawford will be back in net for the Hawks on Tuesday.

Jesse Rogers covers the Blackhawks for ESPN 1000 and ESPNChicago.com.

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