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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks healthy heading into Game 1 vs. Blues

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

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Blackhawks will have Artem Anisimov, Marian Hossa and Andrew Shaw back in the lineup after each of them missed the regular-season finale.

Chicago opens the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the St. Louis Blues at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Scottrade Center.


**Hawks vs. Blues first round schedule (SCH)

**Hawks recall David Rundblad, reassign Bryan Bickell, Dennis Rasmussen (SCH)

**Anisimov, Hossa, Shaw will play Game 1 vs. Blues (SCH)

**Hossa rejuvenation could be key to Hawks hopes (Sun Times)

**Kane named NHL's No. 2 star of the week (SCH)

**Despite concerns, there's reason to believe in Hawks (SCH)

**Kruger helps Hawks penalty kill get hot at the right time (SCH)

**Toews is excited about Andrew Ladd growing a playoff beard (SCH)


**Blues Kool-Aid: Why the Blues will beat the Hawks (STLGT)

**Blues' Backes, Brouwer sit out practice; Allen on the ice (STLGT)

**Jets sign Michigan's Kyle Connor (AIH)

**Wild sign Boston College''s Adam Gilmour (SBNCH)


**Stanley Cup Playoffs: First round schedule (SBN NHL)

**Flyers' founder Ed Snider dies at 83 (BSH)

**Flyers flag at half-staff at Wells Fargo Center (BSH)

**Hughes: Snider's death hits home for every Flyers fan (BSH)

**Habs GM: Therrian will return as coach (EOTP)

**Coyotes fire GM Don Maloney (FFH)

**Capitals expect Beagle to be ready for playoffs (Washington Post)

**Bruins sign Denver's Heinen (SCoC)

**Sharks' Vlasic will play after MCL sprain (FTF)

**Sharks sign SHL goaltender Mantas Armalis (FTF)

**Sabres' McCormick to retire due to blood clot issue (theScore)


**Canucks prospect Brock Boeser returning to North Dakota next season (SBNCH)

**Senators' Karlsson will not play at Worlds (theScore)

**How Jimmy Vesey stole the Hobey Baker award (SBNCH)

**Team Canada releases Worlds roster (TSN)

**Four Habs players heading to Worlds (EOTP)

**BC commit T.J. Walsh tenders with USHL's Cedar Rapids (SBNCH)