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Morning Bag Skate: Shaw back where he belongs; Central race tightening

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

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That thud you just heard that was accompanied by a sudden shake? That was the Earth, after the Predators just crashed back into it. The Blackhawks' games are few and far between for the moment, but the Central division just keeps getting more interesting. To the news:

**The Predators lost their fourth consecutive game on Tuesday night. The Blues are now just four points behind Nashville, with two games in hand. (NHL)

**The Wild's surge continued with another two points on Tuesday night. (Star Tribune)

**Andrew Shaw is back on the wing, and back on his game. (Sun Times)

**Just because you can write something doesn't mean you should. (Sun Times)

**The science behind Patrick Kane's injury. (Undisclosed Injury)

**The Panthers had a coach dress as backup goalie after a pair of injuries. (SBN)