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Morning Bag Skate: Brad Richards, Corey Crawford to play vs. Nashville

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 Monday night for a big matchup against the division rival Predators, looking to extend that lead in the Central to four points. Here's the latest news as of the morning:

**Brad Richards is expected to return for Chicago on Monday, while Michal Rozsival remains questionable. (SCH)

**Brent Seabrook has been one of the big names to step up for Chicago early this season, already matching his 2013-14 goal total of seven. (CSN Chicago)

**The Devils fired head coach Peter DeBoer after a tough start to the season (Puck Daddy)

**After that move, New Jersey announced that Adam Oates and Scott Stevens will lead the coaching staff while Lou Lamoriello figures out his next step. (Puck Daddy)

**One possible solution on the bench for New Jersey? Former Ottawa coach Paul MacLean (Puck Daddy)

**Lots of mumps going around the Devils locker room right now, too. Tough times in New Jersey these days. (Fire & Ice)

**Catch up on the latest from the World Juniors tournament with Yahoo! Canada's Buzzing the Net blog (Buzzing The Net)

**Not a great loss for Toronto on Sunday against Florida. The Leafs allowed four third-period goals in a 6-4 defeat. (SB Nation)

**Aaron Ekblad is probably going to break a lot of franchise rookie records in Florida this season (Sun Sentinel)

**The Hurricanes expect Jordan Staal to make his season debut Monday night after missing the first 35 games (PHT)

**Nashville's Derek Roy and Boston's Matt Fraser were both placed on waivers over the weekend. (Sportsnet)

**The Maple Leafs placed forward Leo Komarov, who's missed the past few weeks with a concussion, on IR. (PHT)