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Jonathan Toews playing in Game 1

Updated: April 12, 2012, 9:05 PM ET
By Jesse Rogers | ESPNChicago.com

GLENDALE, AZ. -- Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews will play in his team's Game 1 matchup with the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday evening.

Toews practiced Thursday morning and declared himself fully recovered from a concussion that sidelined him for the final 22 regular-season games.

"I've stuck with the program all week and with the trainers we definitely made the decision I feel comfortable playing," Toews said after practice. "It's time to go; I'm excited about it."

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