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Morning Bag Skate: Daniel Carcillo nearing return from injury

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

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The Chicago Blackhawks get a couple days off following their matchup against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday. Here's the latest news to tide you over:

**Daniel Carcillo is nearing his return to the lineup with the 'Hawks (CSN Chicago)

**Connor McDavid suffered a hand injury during a fight on Tuesday night. Probably not the best way for the kid to sustain his value into the draft. (SB Nation)

**Here's Ben Bishop tossing Ben Smith to the ground during last night's game (SB Nation)

**The Stars traded defenseman Sergei Gonchar to the Habs for Travis Moen (Puck Daddy)

**The deal between the Kings and defenseman Jamie McBain is official. He gets the league minimum of $550,000. (PHT)

**It appears the AHL is making legitimate progress in weeding away shootouts (Puck Daddy)

**The Devils have placed forward Ryan Clowe on IR (

**Not really sure if this is the best use of the WADA's time, but they're apparently going after Nicklas Backstrom's silver medal from the 2014 Winter Olympics again (Puck Daddy)

**Pretty sweet goal by the Caps here, featuring three straight drop passes (SB Nation)

**Corey Perry and Francois Beauchemin have been dealing with a "viral gland infection" (Ducks)

**Pittsburgh recalled Beau Bennett from the AHL (PHT)

**The Wild fired Kurt Kleinendorst, the head coach of their AHL affiliate in Iowa, on Tuesday. (Star Tribune)

**Pekke Rinne is back to being a boss in goal, if you missed it (Puck Daddy)