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Morning Bag Skate: 2016 World Championships begin

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

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The 2016 World Championships begins with four games with at least one Chicago Blackhawks player in action.

SB Nation is also starting a women's hockey blog focused on NWHL, CWHL, collegiate and international play.

HAWKS

**Forsling signing underscores Hawks' affinity for Swedish defenseman (SCH)

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

AIHL/CBR Brave

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CENTRAL DIVISION

**Recap: Stars rally to win Game 4 in OT, even series at 2-2 against Blues (DBD)

**Recap: Fisher wins it in 3OT, tie series against Sharks (FTF)

NHL

**Panthers sign Jagr to one-year deal (LBC)

**Gallant, Ruff, Tortz named Jack Adams finalist (theScore)

**Sens owner Melnyk talks LeBreton Flats, hiring next coach (Silver Seven)

**Senators to interview Boudreau (Ottawa Citizen)

**Coyotes' Tippett signs five-year extension as head coach, VP of hockey ops (theScore)

HOCKEY WORLD

**OHL Cup Final: London takes Game 1 against Niagara (OHL)

**Veteran d-man Volchenkov signs with Admiral of KHL (PHT)