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Morning Bag Skate: Hawks back in action Wednesday

Our daily look at Blackhawks news and the happenings around the world of hockey.

Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

That almost felt unfair going three days with the Chicago Blackhawks after just a pair of games to open the season, but the team is back in action Wednesday night as the Calgary Flames come to town. It's a matchup that pretty clearly favors the home team, as the Blackhawks are also more rested -- Calgary played Nashville on Tuesday night. We'll have more on the game later, but for now, onto the news!

**Antti Raanta hasn't played yet this season, and probably won't play soon, but he's preparing for when the time comes (CSN Chicago)

**The team hopes to have Michal Rozsival back in the mix Saturday against the Predators (SCH)

**Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo says the team needs to start winning some games if it wants fans to come to the arena. Not exactly a novel concept there. (Miami Herald)

**The AHL's Adirondack Flames have put an end to "Scorch," their new mascot, after the debacle involving his original announcement (Glen Falls Post-Star)

**The Sabres are moving Cody Hodgson back to center after a brief stay at left wing because the other centers weren't setting him up for enough scoring chances (Pro Hockey Talk)

**The Bruins have signed Simon Gagne, who spent training camp with the team, to a one-year, $600,000 deal (ESPN)

**I had never watched a Russian pop music video before, but I suppose there's a first time for everything when it involves Alex Ovechkin. (Puck Daddy)

**Nice feature from Evan Sporer on Taylor Crosby, Sidney's little sister, trying to make it as a goaltender at Northeastern University in her brother's shadow (SB Nation)

**The Sharks' power play is still adjusting after losing its top point man, Dan Boyle, to the Rangers over the summer (CSN Bay Area)

**Catch up on the latest college hockey action with Ryan Lambert's new series (Puck Daddy)

**Jeff Skinner, recovering from a concussion, could be back in the Hurricanes' lineup before the weekend (News & Observer)

**Tyler Seguin isn't worried about the Stars' struggles yet (Dallas Morning News)

**The Capitals fixed their post-game presser backdrop after the whole "Barry Trotz is the devil" thing last week (SB Nation)

**Trevor Gillies explains his actions after receiving a 12-game suspension from the AHL (Puck Daddy)