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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks to open Western Conference Final vs. Ducks on Sunday

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

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The Chicago Blackhawks will open the 2015 Western Conference Final against the Anaheim Ducks at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Honda Center, the league announced Wednesday night.

Eight games down, eight to go for the Hawks.

Here's the latest news:


**Western Conference Final schedule for Hawks vs. Ducks (SCH)

**Hawks Andrew Desjardins returns to practice after illness (SCH)

**How does the new AHL division realignment change for the IceHogs? (SCH)

**Hawks Antoine Vermette gaining victories, confidence on face-offs (CSN Chicago)

**Smaller players can have big value in modern-day NHL (Sun-Times)

**Fan gets "Corey Perry is a Saint" tattoo with classic Ducks logo (Bar Down)

Central Division

**Report: Richard Peverley may be able to resume playing career (Defending Big D)

**Hitchcock's future with Blues still uncertain (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)


**Derek Stephan sends Rangers back to Eastern Conference Final (Blueshirt Banter)

**Report: Todd McLellan to coach Oilers (Copper and Blue)

**Banged-up Calgary Flames reveal extent of their injuries (Calgary Sun)

**Eulogy: Remembering the 2014-15 Calgary Flames (Puck Daddy)

**Kris Letang (concussion), Pascal Dupuis (blood clots) to be 'retested' during next two weeks (Pittsburgh Tribune)

**No new contract talks between Kings, Jamie McBain (Mayor's Manor)

Hockey world

**Group of 16 draw for Champions League is complete (Champions Hockey League)

**Troy Stecher to return to North Dakota (Grand Forks Herald)

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