Toews: I can see the light at the end of the tunnel

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Toews: I can see the light at the end of the tunnel

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."

Preview: Cubs continue series with Nationals tonight on CSN

Preview: Cubs continue series with Nationals tonight on CSN

The Cubs continue their series with the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night in the nation's capital, and you can catch all the action on CSN and streaming live on CSNChicago.com and via the NBC Sports app.

Coverage from the District of Columbia with Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies begins at 6 p.m. Be sure to stick around after the game for reaction and analysis on Cubs Postgame Live.

Tonight's starting pitching matchup: John Lackey (5-8, 4.74 ERA) vs. Stephen Strasburg (8-2, 3.57 ERA)

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Preview: Carlos Rodon makes season debut as White Sox face Yankees on CSN

Preview: Carlos Rodon makes season debut as White Sox face Yankees on CSN

Carlos Rodon makes his season debut as the White Sox take on the New York Yankees tonight, and you can catch all the action on CSN Plus and live streaming on CSNChicago.com and the NBC Sports App.

Coverage begins with White Sox Pregame Live at 6:30 p.m. Be sure to stick around after the final out to get analysis and player reaction on White Sox Postgame Live.

Tonight’s starting pitching matchup: Carlos Rodon (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Masahiro Tanaka (5-7, 5.74 ERA)

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