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Morning Bag Skate: 'Hawks dominating early All-Star Game voting results

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

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Finally! The Blackhawks are back in action Wednesday night against the rival St. Louis Blues after a few days off. The game probably won't include Patrick Sharp, who was originally expected to be back for the game, but we certainly shouldn't have a problem with the winger getting some extra recovery time in early December. Here's the latest news:

**The Blackhawks are dominating the early NHL All-Star voting results with five players -- Kane, Toews, Crawford, Keith, Seabrook -- in the top-10. (PHT)

**Antti Raanta will start tonight as Corey Crawford deals with a lower body injury. Scott Darling has been recalled from Rockford to be the backup. (SCH)

**Four Blackhawks prospects earned spots on the U.S. World Juniors camp roster (SCH)

**Martin Brodeur officially signed with St. Louis. That's going to be weird to watch him in another uniform. (Blues)

**Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons is absolutely blowing away the competition in this year's early All-Star Game voting results, by the way. Turns out those Latvian fans really like filling out ballots online. (Buffalo News)

**The NHL has fined the Kings $100,000 for allowing Slava Voynov to participate in an optional practice on Tuesday. He's still suspended indefinitely by the league on charges of domestic violence, and the franchise admitted it was a mistake on their part. (PHT)

**Blue Jackets center Mark Letestu will be out another six weeks after suffering a setback in his recovery from groin and abdominal injuries that required surgery. (Columbus Dispatch)

**More power issues at Joe Louis Arena due to widespread outages in the city. (Detroit News)

**Brett Burns' transition back to forward is a "daily process," says coach Todd McLellan. (CSN Bay Area)

**Oilers captain Andrew Ference called out his teammates after their latest loss to Phoenix (PHT)