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Morning Bag Skate: Niagara IceDogs, Blackhawks' prospect Graham Knott swept in OHL Cup Final

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The Chicago Blackhawks prospect Graham Knott and the Niagara IceDogs were swept in four games by the London Knights in the OHL Cup Final on Wednesday. The Knights are the first team to join host Red Deer in the Memorial Cup.

Knott, Chicago's 2015 second-round draft pick, finished his second season in Niagara with 12 goals and 42 points, including two goals and three assists in 16 postseason outings.

HAWKS

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**Hawks close to signing Swedish goaltender Lars Johansson, per report (SCH)

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CENTRAL DIVISION

**Recap: Blues rout Stars to advance to WCF (STLGT)

**7 things to know about Preds vs. Sharks Game 7 (The Tennessean)

**Sharks' Nieto likely out for Game 7 vs. Preds (San Jose Mercury News)

NHL

**Stamkos not ruled out for conference final (theScore)

**Report: Ducks, Flames ask Wild permission to interview Yeo (Sportsnet)

**Report: Russian prospect Buchnevich set to join Rangers (PHT)

**Quincey would rather re-sign in Detroit than test free agency (MLive)

HOCKEY WORLD

**Jenny Scrivens announces retirement (BB)

**Ovechkin, Kuznetsov, Orlov to join Russia at Worlds (PHT)

**OHL Cup Final Game 4: London sweeps Niagara to win OHL title, advance to Memorial Cup (OHL)

**Ex-Penguins coach Johnston expected to return to WHL Portland (The Oregonian)

**NAHL Cup Final preview (SBNCH)

**All USHL teams announced (SBNCH)