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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks' renaissance as attendance powerhouse continues this season

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

Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Two more days without Chicago Blackhawks hockey, which means we'll have to find some ways to distract ourselves. I've been playing The Walking Dead on my Xbox since going outside in Chicago in mid-January sounds terrible, and that's been pretty stellar. We also wrote about Bryan Bickell (here) and Teuvo Teravainen (here) earlier this week. For now, here's the news:

**Scott Powers dug into the stunning attendance boom for the Blackhawks over the past few years. Chicago currently tops the league in attendance this season yet again. (ESPN Chicago)

**The Kings apologized to Puck Daddy after making an offensive tweet on their official account Monday night. Not exactly the best way for the whole big hockey brotherhood to support each other in what's been a rough stretch emotionally for the Blackhawks. (SCH)

**The Red Wings will be without goaltender Jimmy Howard for 2-4 weeks due to a groin strain (MLive)

**SBN's Wings blog thinks trading for a goalie to deal with Howard's absence would be shortsighted (Winging It In Motown)

**Philadelphia defenseman Braydon Coburn will miss four weeks with an apparent foot injury (Flyers)

**Lots of minor moves by the Coyotes on Tuesday, including placing Brandon McMillan and Chris Summers on waivers. (PHT)

**Here's a junior hockey player almost knocking himself out with his own stick (SB Nation)

**The Predators waived Mark Arcobello (PHT)

**Michael Hutchinson, who had a crazy shutout against the 'Hawks earlier this year, is trying to carry things in Winnipeg these days (Puck Daddy)