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Morning Bag Skate: Prospects making Blackhawks think about roster spots

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Gustav Forsling, Ryan Hartman, Vincent Hinostroza, Tyler Motte and newly-signed Alexandre Fortin are giving the Blackhawks plenty to think as the team trims down its roster for opening night - Oct. 12.

HAWKS

**Hawks projected depth chart for 2016-17 (SCH)

**Prospects giving Hawks plenty to think about (CSNC)

**Hossa, Toews not expected to play in preseason (SCH)

**Which Blackhawks jersey should you get this season? (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**RECAP: Pickard shuts out Stars, Avs remain undefeated in preseason (MHH)

**RECAP: Thomas, Oshie lead Caps over Blues in KC (NHL.com)

**Wild send Tuch to AHL, while Ek remains (PHT)

**Compher, Northbrook native, getting extensive look with Avs (Denver Post)

NHL

**RECAP: Skinner’s shootout goal lifts Canes past Sabres (CC)

**RECAP: Beauviller, Islanders top Devils (NHL.com)

**RECAP: Nyquist leads Red Wings over Penguins (JJ)

**RECAP: Tkachuk lifts Flames over Arizona (NHL.com)

**McDavid named Oilers’ captain (C&B)

**Hurricane Matthew forces cancellation of Panthers-Lightning (PHT)

**Kings’ Pearson receives 2-game ban for headshot (PHT)

**Devils lose Merill (finger), Gazdic (foot) for 4 weeks (PHT)

**Habs waive veteran Barberio (EOTP)

**Senators release Barkowski from PTO (PHT)

**Flyers assign Morin, Leier to AHL (BSH)

**Oilers lose Hendricks for ‘weeks’ with lower-body injury (PHT)

**Blue Jackets release Stoll, Aulie, Bergeron, Brown from PTOs (PHT)

HOCKEY WORLD

**Introducing SB Nation’s women’s hockey site, The Ice Garden (TIG)