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Toews feels great despite big hit; Crawford’s getting better, too

Chicago Blackhawks v Anaheim Ducks

ANAHEIM, CA - NOVEMBER 28: Jonathan Toews #19 and Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks bump helmets after the Blackhawks 4-1 win against the Anaheim Ducks on November 28, 2014 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images)

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However Jonathan Toews might feel about the Dennis Seidenberg hit itself, it sounds like that big check won’t sidetrack the versatile Chicago Blackhawks captain.

He told’s Tracey Myers that he’s good to go against the New York Islanders and doesn’t have any regrets about the way the situation was handled.

“Even though everything went well and I felt fine, they still wanted to play it safe and hold me out, given the situation where we were up 3 goals at the time,” Toews said, who added that, if he had it to do over again, he would “absolutely” still stay on the ice for that 5-on-3 power play.

In case you missed it, here’s the check by the Boston Bruins defenseman:

Toews can play against the New York Islanders tonight, and while the same can’t be said for Corey Crawford, it sounds like he can return as soon as next week.

Considering the fact that the Blackhawks are currently on an eight-game winning streak and Scott Darling has emerged as a viable backup candidate, it’s no surprise that head coach Joel Quenneville is quick to mention that he doesn’t want to rush Crawford back into action.

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