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Morning Bag Skate: Corey Crawford's hard work paying off

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

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One more day off before the Blackhawks are back on the ice Friday night for a matchup against the Red Wings. For now, here's the latest news:

**Corey Crawford's work with coach Jimmy Waite is paying off so far this season (Chicago Tribune)

**Top prospect Connor McDavid will miss 5-6 weeks after breaking his hand during a fight (Erie Otters)

**The Predators look like one of the better teams in the West this season, but their special teams haven't been great (The Tennessean)

**Sounds like the prospective Las Vegas team may have an ownership taking lead (New York Post)

**The Sharks placed Alex Stalock on IR due to an undisclosed injury (PHT)

**Contract talks between Sergei Bobrovsky and the Blue Jackets could get interesting after the season when the netminder is a restricted free agent (ESPN)

**And the rumor mill starts early this season with some rumblings on Mike Richards and Los Angeles (PHT)

**Brian Boyle could be back tonight for the Rangers (Newsday)

**Jaromir Jagr statue made of marzipan because I dunno (Puck Daddy)