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Chicago’s Toews symptom free at practice

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) _ Chicago captain Jonathan Toews is
expected to play in the opening game of the Blackhawks’
playoff series against the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday
night.

Toews missed the final 22 games of the regular season
because of a concussion, but has been practicing with the
team this week in preparation for the playoffs.

Toews said he felt no concussion-like symptoms at practice
Wednesday at Phoenix’s Jobing.com Arena, though a decision
about whether he’ll play isn’t expected to be made until
Thursday.

A superb two-way player, Toews had 29 goals and 28 assists
in 59 games this season, and is expected to give the
Blackhawks a biglift against the defense-oriented Coyotes.