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Morning Bag Skate: Patrick Sharp will be missing a few games

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

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What a win last night against the Canadiens, finally snapping that losing skid at the Bell Centre while simultaneously bringing the offense out of the gutter. Things don't seem so dire in Blackhawksland now, not that it was particularly bad before. Here's the news for Tuesday morning:

**Patrick Sharp will be out "a bit" due to the injury he suffered Tuesday night. It'll be interesting who gets the first crack at stepping up with him out. (SCH)

**Corey Crawford's aunt brags about her nephew because duh (CSN Chicago)

**Olli Maatta underwent successful surgery Tuesday to remove a tumor in his thyroid gland, and should be able to return in around four weeks. (Penguins)

**Catch up on more of the action from Tuesday night with SBN's story stream (SB Nation)

**Alex Ovechkin passed Peter Bondra as the Washington Capitals' all-time leading scorer on Tuesday (Puck Daddy)

**The Ducks will be without John Gibson for six weeks due to a groin ailment (Pro Hockey Talk)

**Jiri Sekac has been a healthy scratch for the Habs over the past six games, and now his KHL rights have reportedly been acquired by AK Bars Kazan. (TVA Sports)

**Claude Julien is still motivated to get another Stanley Cup in Boston (WEEI)

**Peter Laviolette got hit in the face by a puck and didn't stop coaching because that's how you show your players you mean business (Puck Daddy)

**The Flyers waived Blair Jones (TVA Sports)