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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks gear up for Vegas trip

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

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The Chicago Blackhawks will have one more day off before playing its first game at Vegas.

Chicago’s AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs, capped a perfect three-game weekend with a 5-0 shutout win over the Hersey Bears (Washington). The IceHogs are 5-1 and lead the Central Division.


**'Energy line' can produce goals for Hawks as well as spirited play (Chicago Tribune)

**8-defensemen rotation tricky, but Hawks understand juggling act (NBC Sports Chicago)


**Blues seem powerless against power play (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Jets blueline of Morrissey, Trouba struggling badly (Winnipeg Free Press)

**Avs recall Bourque, Greer from AHL (Mile High Hockey)


**RECAP: Baertschi powers Canucks past Red Wings (Nucks Misconduct)

**Vegas goalie Malcolm Subban expected to miss 4 weeks (Knights On Ice)

**Coyotes d-man Chychrun back skating after offseason surgery, but no timetable for return (PHT)

**Leafs bring back Polak on 1-year $1.1M deal (Pension Plan Puppets)

**4 NHL teams in the most trouble due to early season injuries (SBN)


**OHL Roundup: McKenzie, Walker lead Battalion over Frontenacs (Sportsnet)

**WHL Roundup: Weatherill, Elynuik lead Chiefs to win over Oil Kings (Sportsnet)