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Morning Bag Skate: Jeremy Morin's future remains cloudy after Circus Trip

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

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Another day off for the Blackhawks on Tuesday, but there's no shortage of news to get through. Here's the latest:

**The Circus Trip didn't exactly brighten the prospects for Jeremy Morin in Chicago. This will certainly be a situation to monitor. (ESPN Chicago)

**Josh Cooper wrote up a profile of Brad Richards on his early time with the 'Hawks (Puck Daddy)

**The Blackhawks are No. 5 in the latest SBN NHL power rankings (SB Nation)

**Turns out Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader will miss two weeks due to a partially separated shoulder (TSN)

**Wild defenseman Marco Scandella got paid recently, but he lost a little bit of that cash to a fine for hitting the head of T.J. Oshie (NHL)

**The road to retirement hasn't been smooth for Martin Brodeur but he's still trying to end it on a high note (SB Nation)

**Kings defenseman Slava Voynov pleaded not guilty to charges of domestic violence, as expected. A preliminary hearing is set for Dec. 15. (PHT)

**Scott Gomez is back with the Devils, who apparently decided the solution to their issues was more experience. (PHT)

**Ed Snider is befuddled by the Flyers' lack of scoring beyond Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek (Philadelphia Inquirer)