Jonathan Toews is still hopeful he'll play Game 1 on Thursday, as the Blackhawks continued preparing for the first-round series against the Phoenix Coyotes.
The Blackhawks captain was once again centering the top line with Patrick Kane and Marian Hossa and was on the top power-play unit. Toews said it was another good day for him.
"I'll just wait until game time on Thursday (to say for sure I'm playing), but I feel good," he said. "I'm working on little things every single day, so thatll be the routine for the next little while."
Toews was still feeling the concussion-like symptoms during on-ice workouts last week. Judging from his demeanor and work these past two days, those are all but gone.
"Compared to a couple weeks ago, its night and day. It's huge progress," Toews said about how he's feeling. "It's been going good this past week; I'm taking as good a care of myself as I can. It's great when you see a difference every single day. Those things Im doing are paying off. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel."