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Morning Bag Skate: Andrew Shaw set to return Wednesday night

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

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The Blackhawks are back on the ice Wednesday night to face the Avalanche for the first time this season. Until then, here's the latest news:

**The 'Hawks expect to have Andrew Shaw back Wednesday night against Colorado, with Patrick Sharp eying a return next week. (SCH)

**Antti Raanta spoke about a "tough weekend" that saw him unable to play due to illness (Chicago Tribune)

**Evgeni Malkin on Marc-Andre Fleury's 300th NHL win: "I score every practice, ten goals. Every shootout, I score on him. How he wins 300, I don't know. It surprises me." Ha. (SB Nation)

**The Kings have added some cap space after a recent ruling on the NHL regarding Slava Voynov, but they're not planning on being patient in using it. (L.A. Times)

**The Jets have placed forward T.J. Galiardi on waivers (Winnipeg Sun)

**The Canucks and Islanders swapped young players Tuesday, with Andrey Pedan heading to Vancouver in exchange for Alex Mallet and a 2016 third-round pick (Canucks)

**With the Sharks floundering early this season, head coach Todd McLellan knows he may not be long for the job. (Mercury News)

**The Kings seem content to coast through the regular season and wait for the playoffs to offer their best. I'd question them more if they weren't, y'know, the Kings. (Puck Daddy)

**No surprise, but estimated team values are going up across the NHL (Forbes)

**Carolina's attendance numbers are ugly, but Hurricanes president Don Waddell says it's not as bad as it looks. (News & Observer)

**Former NHL enforced Donald Brashear has signed with MODO of the Swedish Hockey League (MODO)

**The Panthers are already looking into trading veterans to free up space for younger players (PHT)