Blackhawks’ Toews skating; will miss 9th straight games
CHICAGO | Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews skated for the first time Thursday since he was injured nearly three weeks ago.
Toews was on the ice before the Blackhawks had a morning practice at their facility near the United Center. He has not played since Feb. 19 because of an upper body injury that has been widely reported as a concussion. He will miss his ninth straight game Friday when Chicago hosts the New York Rangers.
He has 57 points in 59 games.
Two days of basically wall-to-wall college hoops start with noon games from the Big Ten (ESPN), ACC (Ch. 20) and Atlantic 10 (CSN) tournaments and don’t wrap up until a Pac-12 semifinal (CSN+) that tips off at 11:30 p.m. Stepping outdoors, check out the PGA action from Doral (1 p.m., Golf Channel).
Eleven automatic NCAA bids will be handed out, beginning with the America East championship (11 a.m., ESPN2). Of local interest, the Capitals have a day game at the Bruins (1 p.m., CSN), the Wizards welcome the Trail Blazers to Verizon Center (7 p.m., CSN) and D.C. United open their season against Sporting Kansas City (7:30 p.m, CSN+).
Four more NCAA spots are locked in before the selection show finally lays out the road to the Final Four (6 p.m, CBS). There’s plenty to watch before that, including Orioles-red Sox from Florida (1 p.m., MASN), NASCAR in Las Vegas (2:30 p.m., Fox), the final round at Doral (3 p.m., NBC) and Maple LeafsCaps (5 p.m., CSN).