Chicago Blackhawks Captain Jonathan Toews has missed the entire 2020-21 season due to a medical condition that is not disclosed. Wednesday, he revealed exactly why he missed the year.
Toews announced on social media that it was dealing with Chronic Immune Response Syndrome. He added that his body felt “fallen” after years of immense stress.
Toews returned to skating in Chicago and worked his way back, with the goal of playing the 2021-22 season. The 33-year-old appeared last time in 70 games during the 2019-20 campaign, scoring 18 goals to go with 60 points.
The Winnipeg native has been a key element in the Chicago chain since 2007, leading the Blackhawks to three Stanley Cup titles so far. He has two years remaining on his contract at $ 10.5 million per season. It is unclear if he plans to call him at the end of his term, when he will be 35 years old.