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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks sign Viktor Tikhonov amid NHL free agency frenzy

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

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The Chicago Blackhawks signed forward Viktor Tikhonov from SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL to a one-year, $1.04 million deal Wednesday. Chicago also saw the departure of Antoine Vermette and Brad Richards to the Arizona Coyotes and Detroit Red Wings, respectively. Before free agency started Wednesday, the Hawks inked newly acquired center Artem Anisimov to a five-year, $22.75 million extension.

Here's the latest news:

HAWKS - 2014-15 STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS

**Hawks sign KHL center Viktor Tikhonov to one-year, $1.04 million deal (SCH)

**Artem Anisimov signs five-year, $22.75 million contract extension (SCH)

**Coyotes bring back Antoine Vermette on two-year, $7.5 million deal (SCH)

**Red Wings sign away Brad Richards for one-year, $3 million (SCH)

**Hawks submit qualifying offer for Viktor Svedberg (SCH)

Central Division

**Blues re-sign UFA defenseman Chris Butler (St. Louis Game Time)

**Jori Lehtera signs three-year extension with Blues (St. Louis Game Time)

**Mike Riberio signs two-year extension worth $7 million with Predators (On The Forecheck)

**Predators sign Barret Jackman for two years, $4 million (On The Forecheck)

**Cody Hodgson signs one-year deal with Preds (On The Forecheck)

**Preds acquire Max Reinhart from Flames for conditional fourth-round pick (On The Forecheck)

**Preds trade Magnus Hellberg to Rangers for sixth-round pick (On The Forecheck)

**Wild re-sign Mikael Granlund, Ryan Carter (Hockey Wilderness)

**Wild re-sign Nate Prosser to two-year deal (Hockey Wilderness)

**Alexander Burmistrov signs two-year deal with Jets (Arctic Ice Hockey)

**Avalanche sign Blake Comeau (Mile High Hockey)

**Avs sign defenseman Francois Beaucheim (Mile High Hockey)

NHL - Western Conference

**Flames sign Michael Frolik to five-year, $4.3 per (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**Flames re-sign UFA Karri Ramo (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**Oilers sign Andrej Sekera for six years (Copper N Blue)

**Kings sign Jhonas Enroth as backup (Jewels From The Crown)

**Sharks sign Paul Martin to four-year, $19.4 million (Fear The Fin)

**Coyotes sign Anders Lindback to one-year (Five For Howling)

**Coyotes bring back Zbynek Michalek for two years (Five For Howling)

**Arizona signs Stevie Downie for one year (Five For Howling)

**Matt Bartkowski signs one-year deal (Nucks Misconduct)

NHL - Eastern Conference

**Blockbuster trade: Penguins acquire Phil Kessel from Maple Leafs (Pensburgh)

**How will the Kessel trade impact the Pens' salary cap? (Pensburgh)

**Pens sign Steve Oleksy, Kevin Porter, Kael Mouillierat, David Warsofsky (Pensburgh)

**Sabres sign Jack Eichel to entry-level deal (Die By The Blade)

**Rangers announce Jeff Gorton new GM (Blueshirt Banter)

**Rangers sign Viktor Stalberg (Blueshirt Banter)

**Rangers sign Brian Gibbons, Matt Lindblad, Jayson Megna (Blueshirt Banter)

**Rangers bring back Raphael Diaz (Blueshirt Banter)

**Red Wings sign Mike Green to three-year deal (Winging It In Motown)

**Bruins sign Matt Beleskey to five-year, $19 million deal (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

**Bruins acquire Jimmy Hayes for Riley Smith, Marc Savard (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

**Canadiens acquire Zack Kassian from Canucks (Habs Eyes On The Prize)

**Senators sign Mike Kostka to one-year, two-way deal (Silver Seven)

**Seantors sign Eric O'Dell to one-year (Silver Seven)

**Leafs sign P.A. Parenteau to one-year contract (Pension Plan Puppets)

**Leafs ink Matt Hunwick to two years (Pension Plan Puppets)

**Blue Jackets sign Gregory Campbell for two years (Jackets Cannon)

**Islanders sign 2008 draft pick Kirill Petrov (Lighthouse Hockey)

**Thomas Hickey re-signs with Islanders for three years, $2.2 million (Lighthouse Hockey)

**Devils sign John Moore (In Lou We Trust)

**Hurricanes sign T.J. Hensick (Canes Country)

**Lightning sign Erik Condra to three-year deal (Raw Charge)

Hockey world

**Report: Freshman goaltender Luke Opilka will not play for Wisconsin; headed to Kitcher of OHL (SBN College Hockey)

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