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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks trade Versteeg, sign Kruger; rookies fall to Stars

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

Hayden McCool
Hayden McCool
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The Chicago Blackhawks were in control until the final minute when the Dallas Stars scored three goals for a 4-2 win in the Hawks opening game of the Traverse City Rookie Prospects Tournament in Traverse City, Mich.

Ryan Haggerty and Hayden McCool scored for the Hawks while goaltender Brandon Hope stopped 32 shots.


**Stephen Johns haunts Hawks in rookie tournament opener (IceHogs)

**Marcus Kruger signs 1-year, $1.5M deal with Hawks (SCH)

**Hawks trade Kris Versteeg, Joakim Nordstrom to Hurricanes (SCH)

**Hawks release 2015-16 local TV schedule (SCH)

**Scott Darling's new mask, explained (SCH)

**Celebrate Hawks' championship with Second City Dynasty T-shirt (SCH)


**What could Scottie Upshall bring to the Blues? (St. Louis GameTime)

**Jets Top 25 Under 25: No. 1 Jacob Trouba (Arctic Ice Hockey)

**Wild Top 25 Under 25: No. 11 Christian Folin (Hockey Wilderness)


**Bruins first-round picks fail conditioning test (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

**Maple Leafs add Mats Sundin to Legends Row monument (The Score)


**WCHA goalie preview (SBN College Hockey)

**Penn State Hockey Recruiting: Success in spite of struggles (Black Shoes Diaries)