"You just try to stay positive with yourself and be optimistic about when you're going to heal and when you're going to recover and hope that when you do have good days that it's going to continue that way. The more you think that way, the better it is, I think."
-- Jonathan Toews
The bad news is he still doesn't have a definitive timeline for his return to action despite getting back on the ice the past two days -- working on his own Thursday and participating in the Chicago Blackhawks' morning skate Friday at United Center.
Toews will not play on Friday night when the Hawks host the New York Rangers, but met with reporters for the first time since leaving the lineup following a Feb. 19 home game against the St. Louis Blues.