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Morning Bag Skate: Trevor van Riemsdyk undergoes successful surgery

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

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The Blackhawks have lost a couple close games to division rivals over the past few days, and now they get some time to reflect before meeting the Blues again Thursday. For now, here's the latest news:

**Trevor van Riemsdyk underwent successful surgery on his wrist Tuesday (CSN Chicago)

**Q didn't rule out Patrick Kane returning much earlier than expected, even if we shouldn't get our hopes up. (SCH)

**Congrats to the New York Rangers for clinching the Presidents' Trophy. (PHT)

**The Kings might actually miss the playoffs less than a year after winning the Stanley Cup. This hockey thing is tough business. (PHT)

**The loss to the Oilers begs the question, "Why did the Kings start Martin Jones over Jonathan Quick?" (Puck Daddy)

**Jaromir Jagr sounds optimistic about re-signing with the Panthers following the season (NHL.com)

**Not good, Jaroslav Halak. Not good at all. (SB Nation)

**Jason Zucker suffered a similar injury to Patrick Kane and just returned to the lineup a month earlier than expected. Just, you know. YOU KNOW. (PHT)

**Another bizarre development in the ongoing financial difficulties surrounding Jack Johnson. (Palm Beach Post)

**Quebec City's arena will be known as the Videotron Centre. Now they just need a team to play in it. (Quebecor)