Toews suffered an unspecified upper-body injury in the second period of Game 5 on Saturday and sat on the bench for the entire third period. Coach Joel Quenneville would not confirm when the injury occurred, but Toews hit his head on the ice after taking a hit from Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk late in the second period.
“I guess the way I’ve felt out there I would say it was the best morning skate I had all series,” Toews said. “I felt great. I’m excited. There’s no question where I am physically.”
Toews wouldn’t expound on the injury.
“I’m not going to get into what the injury was,” he said. “Again, you take a lot of hits throughout games like this. Whether it’s the coach or training staff they don’t think you’re ready to play they’re going to draw the line. That’s what happened there.”
But Toews said he has no concerns moving forward.
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