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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks visit Columbus for regular-season finale

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

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The Chicago Blackhawks visit the Columbus Blue Jackets for their regular-season finale Saturday at Nationwide Arena.

Blackhawks' prospect Nick Schmaltz will play for North Dakota in the NCAA national championship game against Quinnipiac at 7:30 p.m. CT on ESPN2. Fellow Hawks' prospect Luke Johnson is unlikely to play after suffering a left leg injury during the second period in the semifinal against Denver.


**Tyler Motte signs ATO with Rockford (SCH)

**Hawks finale still holds intrigue, if not much importance (Sun Times)

**5 things to watch for in Hawks' season finale (CSNC)

**Watch: Nick Schmaltz scores game-winner for UND (SCH)


**Blues sign Edmundson to two-year extension (STLGT)

**Wild's Vanek ruled out of Game 1; Parise sitting regular-season finale (theScore)


**Islanders lose Lee to fractured leg (LH)

**Devils sign Steve Santini, Miles Wood to ELCs (AATJ)

**Devils sign Josh Jacobs to ELC (AATJ)

**Recap: Blue Jackets defeat Sabres rookies (JC)

**Northeastern's Kevin Roy signs with Anaheim (SBNCH)


**Devils' John Hynes named Team USA's head coach for 2016 Worlds (SCH)

**Harvard's Jimmy Vesey shockingly wins Hobey Baker Award (SBNCH)

**UND's Cam Johnson looking for a national title the day before anniversary of father's death (Grand Forks Herald)

**Oilers' Hall will play for Canada at Worlds (C&B)