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Morning Bag Skate: Daniel Paille, Jan Hejda agree to PTOs with Blackhawks

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

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The Blackhawks prospect team got the day off up in Michigan so they spent it out on water near West Grand Traverse Bay. Looks like it was a beautiful one!

An off day well spent in Traverse City - out on the water of West Grand Traverse Bay. #BlackhawksRookieTournament

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**The Hawks signed former Avs d-man Jan Hejda to a professional tryout contract (SCH)

**The Hawks signed forward Daniel Paille to a PTO, too (SCH)

**Here's a look at a possible Hawks opening day lineup that's not too different from one I dropped on Twitter. These were before the Hejda and Paille deals, though, and it seems possible at least that the former makes the team. (ESPN Chicago)

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


**Brendan Lemieux, son of Claude Lemieux, reportedly isn't far off from getting a chance with the Jets even at age 19. (Winnipeg Free Press)

**Old friend Patrick Sharp comes in No. 7 on SBN's Stars blog's ranking of the team's impact players. (Defending Big D)


**A Leafs fan hung a Stamkos jersey up in Toronto's locker room in a possible offering to the hockey gods (Pension Plan Puppets)

**Patrick Kaleta agreed to a one-year deal with AHL Rochester and will attend the Buffalo Sabres' training camp on a PTO (

**Nicklas Backstrom is expected to miss the entire Caps preseason (Washington Post)

**Derek Roy's agreed to a PTO with Washington (