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Morning Bag Skate: Niklas Hjalmarsson may need to wear a visor going forward

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

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The Chicago Blackhawks are back in action Friday night for a big game against Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. We'll have more on that later, but until then, here's the news:

**Niklas Hjalmarsson doesn't know if he'll commit to wearing a visor going forward (Chicago Tribune)

**The 'Hawks confirmed a 3-4 week timetable for Patrick Sharp's return (CSN Chicago)

**The Canadiens will be without forward Michael Bournival for 2-3 weeks due to a shoulder injury (TVA Sports)

**The AHL has changed its rules after the move by David Leggio recently to avoid a 2-on-0 breakaway (Pro Hockey Talk)

**Get ready for jersey ads, because they're still on their way in some form (Sports Business Daily)

**Zach Parise will miss some time after suffering a concussion (Pioneer Press)

**The Blues took Paul Stastny off IR (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Slava Voynov's agent is looking into ways to get the league to lift his indefinite suspension (L.A. Times)

**The NHL has given Maple Leafs forward Carter Ashton a 20-game suspension for violating the league's performance enhancing drug policy (Pro Hockey Talk)

**The Coyotes' Antoine Vermette could be a trade candidate this season before his contract expires (Sportsnet)

**Antti Niemi has the edge over Alex Stalock for the Sharks' goalie gig these days (Mercury News)

**Pretty sweet story on 8-year-old Bruins fan Liam Fitzgerald, who was the kid in that video dapping all the players as they got off the ice following warmups. (Boston.com)

**The Oilers recalled Iiro Pakarinen from the AHL after demoting Martin Marincin (TSN)

**The OHL suspended a pair of players for "unacceptable private comments" towards women on the app Tinder (OHL)