Blackhawks captain Toews to play Game 1

Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews will return to the lineup Thursday night for Game 1 against the Phoenix Coyotes.

"Yes. He's playing," the team tweeted in the afternoon along with the hashtag #Toews.

The talented forward missed Chicago's final 22 regular season games with a concussion, last playing on February 19. He had 29 goals and 57 points in 59 games.