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Jonathan Toews, Pierre Thomas among the notables at Blackhawks practice

Mar 8, 2012, 1:53 PM EDT

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Apparently Johnny’s IceHouse was the place to be today.

Most notably, it was the scene of Jonathan Toews’ first on-ice appearance since suffering a concussion. Toews, who has missed the last eight games, skated on his own prior to the Blackhawks practice with coach Joel Quenneville later saying the captain responded well.

“He had a good skate today — he felt good,” Quenneville told CSN Chicago. “It’s exciting for us to see him back out there and he’s encouraged as well. It was a really good day.

“It’s a big first step seeing him out there; we’ll see how he’s progressing.”

‘Hawks practice had another special guest today: New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas. The former University of Illinois standout took some shots on goal, according to the Blackhawks Twitter feed, and kept asking how much money defensemen get per headshot (jokes, jokes.)

Here’s a picture of PT Cruiser at the rink, courtesy the Chicago Tribune:


Thomas will take a shot on goal between periods of Friday’s Hawks-Rangers game at the United Center.

  1. wj4122 - Mar 8, 2012 at 10:44 PM

    Good for toews! Hopefully he will be back soon ready to compete! But A great team has enough pieces in place that they could overcome an injury and not be so reliant on one player no matter who that is.

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