Toews missed the entire 2020-21 season due to an undisclosed medical issue. He was placed in reserve for long-term injuries by the team in January.
Bowman said on Wednesday he last spoke to Toews a few weeks ago and did not have an official update on the center.
“He’s doing fine,” Bowman said. “We hope he comes back, but we’ll let him play and we’ll see. “
Toews, 33, scored 18 goals and recorded 60 points in 70 games last season, adding five goals and nine points in nine games when he returned to the NHL game.
“This offseason I experienced symptoms that left me feeling exhausted and lethargic,” Toews said in a Dec. 29 statement. “I work with doctors so that I can better understand my condition.
“Until I can get my health back to a place where I feel I can perform at an elite level and help my team, I won’t be joining the Blackhawks for training camp. I don’t have a schedule for when I will join the team. . I am extremely disappointed, but it would not be fair for me or my teammates to try and play in my current state
Three-time Stanley Cup champion Toews has 345 goals and 815 points in 943 games in 13 career seasons with the Blackhawks. He has been a team captain since 2008.
Selected third overall by Chicago in 2006, Toews is signed for the 2022-23 season with a cap of $ 10.5 million.