will be shorthanded for this weekend's two-game West Coast trip.
did not make the trip with teammates on the charter to Los Angeles on Friday and will not play in back-to-back games beginning Saturday evening against the
and concluding Sunday evening against the
Toews has missed two consecutive games with an upper-body injury that could be the result of concussion symptoms. The captain was also in a minor traffic accident Thursday morning en route to the
After the Hawks' 3-1 loss to the Stars on Thursday night, coach
said, "Nothing’s changed (with Toews), he’s fine, he was at the game. I haven’t spoken to him (Thursday) but he’s around, he’s doing fine."
Hjalmarsson's absence appears to be a setback from an upper-body injury that kept the blueliner out of seven games in a row before returning against the Stars and playing 16 minutes, 6 seconds.
Quenneville described Hjalmarsson's performance against the Stars as "fine, steady."
Also not making the trip was veteran defenseman
, who has missed eight consecutive games with an upper-body injury. On Thursday, Quenneville did not rule out the possibility of Montador not returning this season with the injury suffered Feb. 7 against the