Jonathan Toews (upper body) practiced for a second consecutive day Tuesday morning, but coach Joel Quenneville said he was not cleared to play and will miss his sixth game in a row Wednesday in St. Louis.
He and John Hayden (upper body) are still out, along with Anthony Duclair, who has yet to return after suffering a leg injury March 10 in Boston.
“We’ll see about the weekend,” Quenneville said about Toews.
If Toews can’t return to the lineup by the finale Saturday in Winnipeg, he’ll finish the season with a career-low 20 goals (he had 21 last season). His 52 points also would be a career low for a full season (he had 48 during the 48-game, lockout-shortened season in 2013).
The Blackhawks sent goaltender Collin Delia back to Rockford on Monday and recalled Jeff Glass for the last three games. J-F Berube will start in St. Louis, but Glass figures to get one of the last two games, Friday against the Blues or the finale against the Jets.
“We wanted Collin back playing with Rockford,” Quenneville said. “He had a great run. We just wanted to reward him up here for a game or two.”
Corey Crawford hasn’t been on the ice since an ill-fated road trip to Arizona on Feb. 12, so he’s obviously not returning from his head injury this season. Crawford will wind up missing 47 games — an insurmountable obstacle for this team. Quenneville seemed confident he’ll be back in time for next season.
“He’s still working his way back every day in the gym now,” Quenneville said. “We expect him to be fine.”