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Morning Bag Skate: Raanta or Darling is the big question now

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

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Back to hockey action Thursday night as the Blackhawks face the Senators for the second time this season. Before then, let's catch up with the news:

**Antti Raanta or Scott Darling? The Blackhawks are going to need to make a choice soon (SCH)

**Raanta, Darling and Corey Crawford will all travel for the team's upcoming trip to Ottawa and Toronto. It's unclear how the trio will ultimately be used. (Chicago Tribune)

**The Blackhawks, like the rest of us, are a bit confounded by the recent scoring drought. I'm still of the opinion that bounces will start going the team's way soon if it sticks to its guns. (Chicago Tribune)

**The NHL suspended John Moore five games for his big hit on Erik Haula (NHL)

**Catch up on Wednesday night's action with SBN's storystream (SB Nation)

**Ex-SCHer Jen LC made her debut at Puck Daddy on Wednesday with an informative read on the importance of score effects. (Puck Daddy)

**Scott Hartnell dressing up as Larry Bird is probably one of my favorite hockey Halloween costumes yet (SB Nation)

**The Flames placed Matt Stajan on IR and he's expected to be out for roughly six weeks (Flames)

**Torey Krug will be sidelined for 2-3 weeks with a broken finger, the Bruins announced (Bruins)

**It's been a terrible season for Mike Smith but the Coyotes are sticking with their goalie for now (Puck Daddy)

**Gordie Howe is reportedly showing signs of improvement after suffering a stroke last weekend (Pro Hockey Talk)

**Problems are already arising in Buffalo as the losses pile up amidst what's likely to be an ugly season (Olean Times Herald)

**A pretty terrible penalty call from the Caps game on Wednesday night (SB Nation)

**Oh man, the new mask for Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen is awesome (Puck Daddy)