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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks sign KHL defenseman Michal Kempny

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

Chicago Blackhawks wasted little time after the World Championships in signing Czech defenseman Michal Kempny, who played in the KHL last season.

San Jose beat St. Louis, 6-3, to take a 3-2 lead and move within one game a berth in the Stanley Cup Final. Tampa Bay hosts Pittsburgh in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final on Tuesday.

HAWKS

**Hawks sign KHL defenseman Kempny, per report (SCH)

**Jokerit draft Hinostroza in 2016 KHL Draft (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**RECAP: Pavelski scores twice, Sharks top Blues to take 3-2 lead (FTF)

**Blues' Brouwer scores goal with baseball-style swing (SBN)

**Wild won't retain Wilson, Sydor; Boudreau gets all-new staff (Star-Tribune)

NHL

**Hurricanes reaching out to Rask's agent about new deal (theScore)

**Panthers fire draft specialist Scott Luce (LBC)

**John Brophy, former Leafs coach, dies at 83 (PPP)

HOCKEY WORLD

**Memorial Cup: London Knights hammer Brandon Wheat Kings (CBC)

**Draft prospect: Markus Niemelainen (SBNCH)

**Draft prospect: Wade Allison (SBNCH)

**Draft prospect: Mikhail Sergachev (SBNCH)