Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 6/23/13

OTTAWA, ON - JANUARY 19: Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks, skates against the Ottawa Senators in a game at Scotiabank Place on January 19, 2010 in Ottawa, Canada. The Ottawa Senators defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1.(Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)
Photo courtesy of NESN.com BOSTON--  The Chicago Blackhawks (link) are extremely close to victory and it appears as though the status of one of their stars is still unknown. According to Scott Powers of ESPNChicago.com, (link) head coach Joel Quenneville said he was optimistic in regards to whether star forward Jonathan Toews (link) would play Monday evening. "Johnny is doing much better [Sunday,]" Quenneville said at TD Garden. "He's progressing. We're optimistic he'll play [Monday] night." Toews’ injury stemmed from a hit courtesy of Boston Bruins’ (link) defenseman Johnny Boychuk (link). Boychuk did not receive disciplinary action from the league because he “didn't extend his elbow or launch and did not target Toews' head or make it the principal point of contact” according to the report. Not surprisingly, Bruins head coach Claude Julien was in favor of the league’s decision. "I think they said it was clean, wasn't it? Then I agree with them," Julien said Sunday afternoon. "I'm n...
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