Jonathan Toews will not return to the Blackhawks.

The Chicago Blackhawks have announced that they will not be re-signing Jonathan Toews

will utilize the final game of the regular season on Thursday to give their longtime captain a proper send-off.

Toews made his return to the Blackhawks earlier this month after being away from the team for a significant amount,

Time due to the consequences of chronic immune response syndrome and extended COVID.

Before he came back, he dropped hints that his NHL career might be coming to an end after 15 seasons, but he refrained from coming out and announcing that he would retire.

"I've had a number of conversations with Jonathan throughout the season about his future with the Blackhawks,

Recently, we had the difficult conversation that we won't be re-signing him this offseason,"