Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews remains in contact with the team but his return to Chicago is uncertain.
General manager and president of hockey operations Stan Bowman said in a radio interview on Wednesday that he talked off-the-ice topics with Toews recently and admitted the two sides are in new territory.
“I talked to Jonathan a couple weeks ago. He’s doing well,” Bowman said. “We talked for 15-20 minutes about our team and non-hockey stuff. We’re hopeful he’ll be back. But we’re going to let it play out and we’ll see. It’s uncharted waters here.”