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Morning Bag Skate: Andrew Desjardins returns to Blackhawks on 2-year deal

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

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The Chicago Blackhawks signed forward Andrew Desjardins on a two-year contract worth $1.65 million Friday. Blue Jackets also signed former Hawk Brandon Saad to a six-year, $36 million deal.

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Here's the latest news:


**Andrew Desjardins sign two-year, $1.65 million deal with Hawks (SCH)

**Brandon Saad signs six-year, $36 million contact with Blue Jackets (SCH)

**What does Kris Versteeg's future in Chicago look like? (SCH)

Central Division

**Blues sign goaltender Jake Allen to two-year extension (St. Louis Game Time)

**Blues sign Dmitrij Jaskin to one-year extension (St. Louis Game Time)

**Jets re-sign Paul Maurice's coaching staff (Pro Hockey Talk)

**Jets sign Brendan Lemieux, Claude's son, to entry-level deal (Pro Hockey Talk)


**Oilers agree to three-year deal with top pick Connor McDavid (NHL)

**Sabres sign Ryan O'Reilly to seven-year extension, $52.5 million (Die By The Blade)

**Sabres sign Carlo Colaiacovo, Cal O'Reilly (Die By The Blade)

**Sharks sign Joel Ward to three-year deal (Fear The Fin)

**Flyers officially hire Kim Dillabaugh as goaltending coach (Broad Street Hockey)

**Senators sign Andre Tourigny as assistant coach (Silver Seven)

**Hurricanes hire Mark Morris as head coach of AHL's Charlotte Checkers (Canes Country)

Hockey world

**Rocky Thompson introduces Windsor Spitfires head coach (Spitfires)

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