Blackhawks get another Toews

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:46 PM ET

CHICAGO, ILL. - Now the Chicago Blackhawks have two Toews.

Chicago acquired forward David Toews Friday from the New York Islanders for future considerations.

The younger brother of Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews had 20 goals and 28 assists last season for the Brandon Wheat Kings of the WHL.

The 21-year-old was a third-round pick of the Islanders in 2008.

KINGS BASH ... OR CLASH

The Los Angeles Kings are holding a Fan Fest Sunday, but it may not be the type of love-in the team ordinarily would be hoping for.

In fact, some fans might want to use the Fest to feast on Kings general manager Dean Lombardi over an apparent road block in signing star defenceman Drew Doughty.

Doughty, a restricted free agent, remains unsigned and is not expected to attend the sold-out event. Lombardi will be there and is scheduled to take part in a question-and-answer session.

That just might turn into a question-and-dodge-the-answer session.

Doughty, 21, has turned down a nine-year, $61.2-million contract offer, according to Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet.ca.

BRIEFLY

The St. Louis Blue have chosen winger David Backes as the 20th captain in franchise history. Backes, 27, is coming off a 31-goal, 31-assist season ... Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov will attend services Saturday for the 43 victims who died in the plane crash involving Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. Varlamov played for Lokomotiv before joining the Washington Capitals organization in 2008-09 ... Chris Pronger skated Friday for the first time in more than four months. The Philadelphia Flyers defenceman is recovering from off-season back surgery ... The Boston Bruins have signed defenceman Andrew Bodnarchuk to a one-year contract extension. Bodnarchuk, 23, played five games with the Bruins in 2009-10 but has spent most of the past three seasons with their AHL affiliate in Providence ... The Colorado Avalanche has signed defenceman Kyle Cumiskey to a one-year contract. Cumiskey, 24, has nine goals and 26 assists in 132 career games with the Avs.


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