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Morning Bag Skate: A Happy Hockey Halloween!

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Happy Halloween! Here's to guessing Marian Hossa and the Blackhawks are feeling pretty decent after that win over the Senators, even if it wasn't exactly dominant. The team is off until tomorrow, when it visits Toronto, so let's catch up on the news for now:

**Here's the goal that Hossa scored for No. 1,000 if you missed it last night (SCH)

**And here's Hossa reflecting after his "special night" (SCH)

**David Backes and T.J. Oshie are out indefinitely due to concussions, putting a major dent in the Blues for now. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Thomas Vanek was reportedly involved in a money laundering scheme that may have been related to gambling debt. Alrighty. (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)

**The Ducks have sent Bryan Allen to the AHL on a conditioning assignment (Pro Hockey Talk)

**Dallas also sent Valeri Nichushkin to the AHL for conditioning after being removed from IR on Thursday. Presumably that means he'll be ready to return soon. (Stars)

**The injuries keep piling up for the Flames, who placed Mikael Backlund on IR on Thursday. The team recalled Michael Ferland to take his roster spot. (Pro Hockey Talk)

**Scott Stevens could join Chris Pronger in the NHL's Department of Player Safety, because hey what the heck (Puck Daddy)

**The Coyotes are not a good team, and their GM is aware of it (Arizona Republic)

**The Lightning have dropped young star Jonathan Drouin to their fourth line (Tampa Bay Times)

**The Avs made Danny Briere a healthy scratch on Thursday (ESPN Denver)

**MGM Resorts has had preliminary talks about bringing a team to the new arena being built in Las Vegas by the company (Las Vegas Review-Journal)