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Morning Bag Skate: Invaluable Crawford; angry Bickell; fighting hockey squirrels

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

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Really buried the lede in that headline, huh?

Luckily for us, the Blackhawks return to the ice tonight at United Center Southwest to take on the Arizona Coyotes of Phoenix-Glendale, so we'll have more than just dead, stuffed squirrels to entertain us. Though that sufficed for Wednesday night. To the news:

**Corey Crawford is keeping the Blackhawks afloat in Patrick Kane's absence. (Chicago Tribune)

**Bryan Bickell is mad. Bryan Bickell says Bryan Bickell plays better when Bryan Bickell is mad. (Sun Times)

**Kevin Shattenkirk says he's on track in his recovery. (STL Today)

**Old pal Nick Leddy is expected to miss the next two weeks. (Lighthouse)

**The news is better elsewhere in New York, as the Rangers are now atop the East. (NHL)

**Ryan Getzlaf started 2-for-2 against the Flames last night. (SBN)

**Get 'em while they're hot! (Broad Street)