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Blackhawks C Toews remains out with upper-body injury

Chicago Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews (19) and Edmonton Oilers' Kris Russell (4) battle for the puck during third period NHL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Monday November 21, 2016. Toews has been ruled out for their matchup with the Florida Panthers, sidelined by an upper-body injury for the third straight game. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Chicago Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews (19) and Edmonton Oilers' Kris Russell (4) battle for the puck during third period NHL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Monday November 21, 2016. Toews has been ruled out for their matchup with the Florida Panthers, sidelined by an upper-body injury for the third straight game. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

CHICAGO — Blackhawks star Jonathan Toews missed his third consecutive game Tuesday night due to an upper-body injury.

Toews got hurt during Chicago's 2-1 loss at San Jose last Wednesday. He did not participate in the Blackhawks' morning skate for their matchup with the Florida Panthers, and coach Joel Quenneville said the centre is questionable for Thursday night's game against New Jersey.

"Jonny wants to be out there in the worst way," Quenneville said, "so we'll do whatever we can to get him back."

The 28-year-old Toews has four goals and eight assists in 21 games. He hadn't missed three games in a season since he made 76 appearances during the 2013-14 season.