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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks' nightmare scenario could become a reality

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

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After a weekend full of NHL action, there's plenty of news to go around. The Blackhawks got two points this weekend, but they probably should've had four, essentially having given the game to Washington on Friday night. However, this might not be the worst news to come out of the weekend for the Blackhawks. Here are today's links:

**Due to a decrease in value to the Canadian dollar, the NHL salary cap may actually not go up next season as expected. This would be a nightmare situation for the Blackhawks, who are already cap-strapped for next season. (New York Post)

**Joel Quenneville says Daniel Carcillo's rehab is on schedule. Car Bomb could make his return to the lineup on the upcoming road trip. (Chicago Tribune)

**The Montreal Canadiens put forward Rene Bourque on waivers this weekend. Bourque is goalless this season, and has scored just two regular season goals in 2014. (Puck Daddy)

**The Ducks put goal-scorer Corey Perry on injured reserve. Perry is tied for the league lead in goals this season, with 11 through 13 games. (Ducks)

**The Boston Bruins are reportedly looking to acquire a defenseman in a trade. Big change from their outlook going into the season, as they traded Johnny Boychuk for cap relief. (PHT)

**More Bruins defense news, as they may get defenseman Torey Krug back in the lineup tonight after being out with a finger injury. (PHT)

**The Philadelphia Flyers will be without blue-liner Luke Schenn for two weeks. He suffered an upper body injury after taking a hit from behind from the Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon. (

**Speaking of MacKinnon, he was awarded a major penalty for boarding on that hit, but will not face supplemental discipline. Here's the NHL's explanation why. (PHT)

**As part of Hockey Fights Cancer, the Buffalo Sabres honored former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, and Sabres announcer Rick Jeanneret before their game on Friday night. Kelly and Jeanneret participated in the ceremonial puck drop. (Puck Daddy)

**Add the Columbus Blue Jackets to the list of teams in the running for top draft prospect Connor McDavid. (SBN)