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Morning Bag Skate: Patrick Kane growing both on, off the ice

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

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The Blackhawks are back home for the second leg of a back-to-back Monday night against the Coyotes with a chance for their third win in four nights. The past two games have been encouraging for the 'Hawks, getting wins over Winnipeg and St. Louis, and now the team gets a favorable matchup against Arizona. For now, here's the news:

**Nice feature from Chris Kuc on Patrick Kane's maturation off the ice and how it's contributed to his rise to greatness. (Chicago Tribune)

**Kane, by the way, is tied atop the NHL lead in points scored with 59. He was briefly the sole leader, but Jakub Voracek scored a goal for Philadelphia on Sunday night to get even. (SCH)

**Marc-Edouard Vlasic will miss a few games for San Jose, and there's speculation that it's due to a head injury. That would be unfortunate news for the Sharks defenseman. (CSN Bay Area)

**It's gonna be a while before Henrik Lundqvist plays again, but the injury reportedly could've been much worse. (Blueshirt Banter)

**Ryan Murray will miss 4-6 weeks due to a high-ankle sprain, the Blue Jackets announced. (Columbus Dispatch)

**Jets forward Evander Kane underwent surgery over the weekend, starting the 4-6 month timetable for his recovery. (TSN)

**Matt Beleskey is hopeful about getting a new deal done with the Ducks before the summer. (O.C. Register)

**Los Angeles defenseman Alec Martinez is day-to-day with "concussion-like symptoms." (L.A. Kings Insider)

**The Lightning acquired forwards Carter Ashton and David Broll from the Maple Leafs for a conditional seventh-round pick. Ashton needs to play 15-plus games next season for Toronto to receive compensation. (Lightning)