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Morning Bag Skate: Awaiting the Versteeg roster shuffle

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

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The 'Hawks have a day off before returning to the ice Wednesday when Kris Versteeg is expected to return to the lineup. We're hoping that doesn't mean the reassignment of Teuvo Teravainen, but I think everyone knows it's a legitimate possibility given the situation. We should find out what the team does soon enough. Here's the latest news for now:

**How much is a 1937-38 Blackhawks sweater worth? A lot, duh. (SCH)

**Terrible news for the Flyers, as goaltender Steve Mason will out long-term after undergoing knee surgery. Hard to believe Philadelphia can still make the playoffs without Mason in net for an extended period of time. (CSN Philly)

**The car awarded to Alex Ovechkin at All-Star weekend will be auctioned off to raise money for the American Special Hockey Association, which helps young players with developmental disabilities. Nice move by the Caps star. (PHT)

**Nice piece from SBN's Sharks blog on Evgeni Nabokov's place with the franchise after the goaltender was traded Monday so he could retire with the team. (Fear The Fin)

**Ottawa forward Mike Hoffman, a 25-year-old rookie and the team's leading goalscorer, isn't sure about a long-term deal with the team. Unsurprisingly, he's expecting a hefty raise now from his $750,000 salary. (Ottawa Sun)

**Count the Canucks among possible Evander Kane suitors. (PHT)

**Speaking of Kane, the Jets have a pretty high asking price for the forward, although I'm not sure if anyone will meet it given the way things are going. We're talking a guy with stagnant numbers who just had surgery, after all. (Winnipeg Free Press)

**Can the Kings survive defensively without Alec Martinez for an extended period? (Jewels From The Crown)

**Frederik Andersen is okay after leaving the ice with a scary injury Saturday against the Lightning when the net fell over on top of him, hitting his head in the process. (O.C. Register)