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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks to host Brandon Saad, Columbus Blue Jackets

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

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The Blackhawks return to Chicago to welcome former Blackhawk Brandon Saad and the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday at United Center.

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HAWKS

**Hawks recall Vincent Hinostroza, reassign Kyle Baun (SCH)

**Ex-Blackhawk Brandon Saad ready for emotional return to United Center (Chicago Tribune)

**Bickell searching for right response to biggest wake-up call (CSN Chicago)

**AHL Rockford names Brandon Mashinter team captain (IceHogs)

**Former Blackhawk head coach Mike Keenan fired as KHL's Metallurg head coach (theScore)

**Hawks week ahead: Brandon Saad returns (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**Blues skate past Canucks, 4-3 (STLGT)

**Dustin Byfuglien torches Flames in Jets' 3-1 win (AIH)

**Kings, Anze Kopitar top Wild 2-1 in overtime (HW)

NHL

**Nikita Nesterov suspended two games for boarding Stars' Curtis McKenzie (DBD)

**Canadiens sign Plekanec to 2-year extension worth $12 million (EOTP)

**Sharks Logan Couture out 4-6 weeks (FTF)

HOCKEY WORLD

**Report: Todd McLellan to coach team North America at 2016 World Cup (theScore)

**Boston College shuts out Wisconsin 6-0 (SBNCH)

**Minnesota Duluth tops Minnesota 3-1 (SBNCH)