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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks discuss Martin Brodeur's career

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

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Hockey is back!! It's been a while since that exhibition on Sunday only qualifies as professional hockey in the slightest sense. Here's the latest news on Wednesday:

**Some Blackhawks reflect on the end of the line for Martin Brodeur (CSN Chicago)

**The Penguins traded Marcel Goc to the Blues for Maxim Lapierre for some reason. The deal should help St. Louis, though. (PHT)

**Stars winger Valeri Nichushkin has begun skating as part of his recovery from November hip surgery (PHT)

**SBN's NHL editor, Travis Hughes, argues All-Star Weekend doesn't need to change (SB Nation)

**The Canucks have pulled Jacob Markstrom off the trading block after being impressed by his recent performance in the AHL. Vancouver still has Ryan Miller, but Markstrom, who's set to become an RFA this summer, could be a long-term piece for the franchise. (ESPN)

**Mike Richards cleared waivers after all 29 teams passed on taking his contract from the Kings. Richards and his massive deal, which pays a $5.75 million cap hit through 2019, will now be heading to AHL Manchester. (PHT)

**It's been a rough decline for Richards the past couple years (Puck Daddy)

**Longtime NHL veteran Radek Dvorak announced his retirement Tuesday (NHLPA)

**Zach Parise is probably at the dentist this morning, but hey, at least he found the tooth! (Puck Daddy)

**Things are getting increasingly testy in Carolina with Alex Semin and the Hurricanes (News & Observer)

**The Coyotes are considering giving Max Domi his NHL debut this season (Arizona Sports)

**A new scoreboard is coming to the Honda Center in Anaheim (Ducks)

**Pretty bad mistake by the Penguins' game program folks here (Puck Daddy)