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Positive steps for several injured Blackhawks

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Positive steps for several injured Blackhawks

Jonathan Toews skated for the sixth consecutive day today, and coach Joel Quenneville said the Blackhawks captain had another good outing on the ice.

Those guys all had a good skate, coach Joel Quenneville said, referring to Toews, Marcus Kruger (upper body) and Steve Montador (concussion). Everyone was feeling all right.

As far as when Toews would be cleared for contact, Quenenville said, we havent discussed that yet. Hell tell us when that time is close and hopefully its soon.

Montador has already been cleared for contact. Quenneville said well get him some more contact this week well see how he progresses and get him there at some point.

Sami Lepisto (left leg) also skated some this morning. Quenneville said Lepisto had tried skating before but he had his first real spin today.

White Sox Talk Podcast: What it would take for the White Sox to sign Manny Machado

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White Sox Talk Podcast: What it would take for the White Sox to sign Manny Machado

It might be a long shot for the White Sox to sign free agent Manny Machado, but here on the White Sox Talk Podcast, we like dark horses. Chuck Garfien, Ryan McGuffey and Vinnie Duber discuss what it would take to bring Machado to the South Side. Plus, is he "the" guy the White Sox are targeting this offseason? Will the Rockies listen to trade offers for Nolan Arenado a year before he reaches free agency? Plus, Chuck talks about a cost-controlled, All-Star on a rebuilding team that could be an answer at third base.

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Podcast: In light of recent hitting coach turmoil, who’s to blame for Cubs offensive struggles?

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Podcast: In light of recent hitting coach turmoil, who’s to blame for Cubs offensive struggles?

On the latest Cubs Talk Podcast, David Kaplan, Kelly Crull, Luke Stuckmeyer and Tony Andracki discuss the comments Chili Davis made after being fired as Cubs hitting coach, ask if the Cubs struggles on offense were Davis' fault or the players and what Anthony Iapoce will be walking into as he tries to gets the team back on track a the plate.

 

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