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Morning Bag Skate: Raanta showing Teravainen the ropes in NHL

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

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The Blackhawks will finish up a brief homestand Tuesday night by hosting the Avalanche for the second matchup in two weeks between the teams. The 'Hawks fared well last time around, earning a 5-2 win on the road, so hopefully we get another strong effort. Here's the latest news on Tuesday morning:

**Antti Raanta is helping fellow Finn Teuvo Teravainen adjust to the world of the NHL (CSN Chicago)

**Patrick Kane's No. 88 was the highest selling sweater of 2014 (SCH)

**It's been a return to the daily routine for the Blackhawks after the Winter Classic on New Year's Day (CSN Chicago)

**CSN will be trying out some new camera angles during Blackhawks and Bulls games this week, with separate broadcasts on CSN Plus. Sounds like an intriguing way of offering alternative angles for viewing the action. (Chicago Tribune)

**Marian Hossa and Corey Crawford will both be good to go for tonight's game against Colorado (CSN Chicago)

**Tampa Bay defenseman Radko Gudas will be out for a while after undergoing knee surgery (Tampa Tribune)

**Vladimir Tarasenko has already emerged as a star player for St. Louis early in his career (SB Nation)

**Could the Bruins consider dealing Milan Lucic? It seems possible. (PHT)

**Montreal announced that Bryan Allen was placed on waivers just six weeks after he was acquired (Canadiens)

**Wild defenseman Keith Ballard may have played his final game in the NHL due to concussions (Wild)

**The Ducks have crazy numbers in close games -- including a 20-0-6 record -- which is both impressive and probably not going to last. (PHT)

**The Ducks and forward Matt Beleskey are working on a possible contract extension (O.C. Register)