Jonathan Toews Injury: Blackhawks Captain A Game-Time Decision For Playoffs Opener

The Chicago Blackhawks have not had their captain, C Jonathan Toews, since late February. The star center has dealt with concussion issues for several months now and hopes to return in time for the Blackhawks' playoff opener against the Phoenix Coyotes.

According to The Chicago Tribune, Toews participated with the first line in practice, but remains a game-time decision. Toews spoke with the media, sharing his eagerness to get back on the ice, but cautious approach with his injury:

"It’s playoff time now and especially these last few games you don’t really know what to expect from other teams in the regular season, especially teams that aren’t going to be in the playoffs. We wanted to kind of err on the cautious side by me not playing. I think I’m feeling a little more confident that Thursday might be the day but we’ll see when that time comes."

The Blackhawks begin their NHL Playoffs Schedule on Thursday against the Coyotes.

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