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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks send down Tyler Motte, call up Spencer Abbott

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

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The Chicago Blackhawks opened the 2017 calendar year with a 4-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues in the Winter Classic on Monday at Busch Stadium.

HAWKS

**Hawks recall Abbott from AHL Rockford (SCH)

**Rumor: Hawks interested in Iginla? (SCH)

**Motte reassignment to AHL makes sense for Hawks (SCH)

**Former Hawks adjust to life after hockey (Chicago Tribune)

**Hawks still a work in progress at season’s halfway point (Chicago Sun Times)

**Hawks not panicking, but they now they have to improve (CSN)

**Bobby Hull representing the Hawks is an embarrassment (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**RECAP: Ehlers helps Jets hold off Lightning (NHL.com)

**RECAP: Weber, Canadiens defeat Predators in OT (On The Forecheck)

**Watch: Predators tribute to Shea Weber (On The Forecheck)

**Stadium projects highlight dysfunction of St. Louis' divided government (STLToday)

**Blues place Rattie on waivers (St. Louis GameTime)

NHL

**Friedman 30 Thoughts: How do you manage bad luck? (Sportsnet)

**Crosby, Subban, Price, McDavid named All-Star Game captains (PHT)

**RECAP: Blue Jackets win 16th straight (Jackets Cannon)

**RECAP: Schneider, Devils hold on against Hurricanes (All About The Jersey)

**RECAP: Sabres ease past Rangers (Die By The Blade)

**RECAP: Ovechkin wins it in OT for Capitals against Leafs (Japers’ Rink)

**RECAP: Pearson scores in OT, Kings defeat Sharks (NHL.com)

HOCKEY WORLD

**Could the Twin Cities host a World Juniors tournament? (SBNCH)

**Finland avoids relegation at world juniors with win over Latvia (Sportsnet)