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

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Chicago Blackhawks placed defensemen Duncan Keith on long-term injured reserve one day after he underwent successful surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his right knee, the team announced Wednesday.

The Blackhawks host a trio of former players in Brian Campbell, Dave Bolland and Brandon Pirri when the Panthers visit Thursday at the United Center.

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HAWKS

**Hawks place Duncan Keith on long-term injured reserve (SCH)

**Tanner Kero scores twice to lead IceHogs past Wild (IceHogs)

**Lottery spot on top line has been more of a curse than a blessing (Chicago Sun-Times)

**Where Joel Quenneville, Blackhawks stand on eliminating morning skates (CSN Chicago)

**Hawks week ahead: Stanley Cup Final rematch (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**Blues' Paul Stastny out 5 weeks with broken foot (STLGT)

**Hurricanes top Avalanche on Victor Rask's OT goal (MHH)

**Video: Hurricanes' Cam Ward save of the year candidate vs. Avalanche (Puck Daddy)

NHL

**Blue Jackets fire Todd Richards, replace him with John Tortorella (Jackets Cannon)

**Thank you, Todd Richards (Jackets Cannon)

**Coyotes' Joe Vitale out 4-6 weeks with fractured orbital bone (theScore)

**Flames place Karri Ramo on waivers (M&G)

HOCKEY WORLD

**Garrett Cecere leaves Colorado College for Canadian juniors (SBNCH)