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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks' prospect Luke Johnson expected to turn pro

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The Chicago Blackhawks' prospect Luke Johnson, a 2013 fifth-round pick, is expected to join his cousin and roommate Paul LaDue, who signed with the Kings on Thursday, to turn pro, according to Brad Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald.


**'Live and learn': Kane knows all eyes will be on him (Sun Times)

**Hawks among teams 'in the mix' to sign KHL defenseman Michal Kempny (SCH)

**Report: Senators expected to ask Hawks permission to interview assistant Kevin Dineen (SCH)

**Report: Anisimov to have surgery, won't play at Worlds (SCH)

**Hawks' free agents: Who should Chicago try to re-sign? (SCH)

**Crawford's Vezina snub exposes flaws goaltender evaluation (SCH)

**Hinostroza will play for Team USA at Worlds (SCH)


**Newcastle's Robert Starke retires (AIHL)


**Ruff vs. Hitch: Battle of philosophies, wills and old friends (Dallas Morning News)

**What's going on with Avs and NCAA standout Butcher? (PHT)

**Preds' Rinne is Sharks' nemesis (San Jose Mercury News)


**Full schedule for second round of playoffs (PHT)

**Recap: Oshie scores hat trick for OT win over Pens in Game 1 (JR)

**NCC selects RendezVous LeBreton to redevelop LeBreton Flats (Silver Seven)

**Bergeron, Kesler, Kopitar named Selke finalists (NHL)

**Olympia Entertainment announces Little Caesar's Arena as new Red Wings' arena name (WIIM)

**Little Caesar's Arena needs a nickname (WIIM)

**UND's Paul LaDue signs with Kings (Grand Forks Herald)

**Lightning agree to six-year extension with AHL Syracuse (theScore)

**Devils want to sign Palmieri to long-term deal (


**Panthers' Barkov, Jokinen to represent Finland at Worlds (theScore)

**Report: Ducks' Corey Perry to represent Canada at Worlds (theScore)

**Draft prospect profile: Chase Priskie (SBNCH)