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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks host Blues; prospects compete in NCAA Frozen Four

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

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The Chicago Blackhawks will host the St. Louis Blues on Thursday at the United Center. The Hawks will also have three prospects play in the NCAA Frozen Four: Chris Calnan of Boston College will play against No. 1 seed Quinnipac while Luke Johnson and Nick Schmaltz of North Dakota face off against NCHC conference foe Denver.

HAWKS

**Tyler Motte signs three-year ELC (SCH)

**Hawks recall Bryan Bickell (SCH)

**Vermette will not face discipline for hit on Anisimov (SCH)

**Special teams clicking at the right time (CSNC)

**Hawks' prospects Olofsson, Snuggerud make top 30 on SBNCH's Top 100 prospect list (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**Stars' Tyler Seguin skating, but status for Game 1 of playoffs up in the air (theScore)

**Blues' Ott sidelined at least two weeks with colitis (STL Post-Dispatch)

NHL

**Habs' Price, Subban done for season (EOTP)

**Gretzky laments decline of scoring (and creativity) in NHL (New York Times)

**Final "O'Canada" at Rexall will give you chills (BarDown)

**Recap: Oilers beat Canucks in Rexall Place finale (C&B)

**Recap: Red Wings, Howard shut out Flyers (BSH)

**Recap: Dubinsky's two goals lift Blue Jackets past Maple Leafs (JC)

HOCKEY WORLD

**Warriors-Grizzlies move NCAA championship game to ESPN2 (SBNCH)

**Rookie defenseman play key role for BC, Quinnipac (SBNCH)

**Report: Russian hockey hit by mass doping scandal (TSN)

**Big Ten withdrawals age limit proposal (SBNCH)