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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks return from bye week as they host Oilers

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

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The Chicago Blackhawks are back from their bye week Saturday when they host the Edmonton Oilers at United Center.


**Hawks will try to avoid end-of-bye-week pitfalls (CSN)

**Salary cap one reason Forsling, Hinostroza still in Rockford (Chicago Tribune)

**Shalunov’s agent gives long odds for Hawks signing this year (SCH)

**Hawks’ 2017 trade deadline asset breakdown (SCH)

**Challenge of determining Kruger’s value (SCH)

**Quenneville gaining confidence in Hartman & Co. (Chicago Sun Times)

**Toews hints at desire for fewer lineup changes (SCH)

**Teams are losing hope they’ll be able to pry John Hayden away (SCH)


**RECAP: Rantanen lifts Avs over Hurricanes in OT (Mile High Hockey)

**Olofsson making most of second chance with Wild (Minneapolis Star Tribune)


**Lightning organist Krystof Srebrakowski brings Amalie’s keys to life (Raw Charge)

**RECAP: Dubinsky carries Blue Jackets to OT win over Penguins (Jackets Cannon)

**Penguins’ Maatta out six weeks after hand surgery (Pensburgh)

**Would Brendan Smith make sense for Penguins? (Pensburgh)

**RECAP: Jagr leads Panthers over Ducks (Miami Herald)

**Senators making a serious run at Atlantic Division title (PHT)

**Canucks’ Burrows makes sense as Rangers trade rental (New York Post)

**Flames’ Chiasson owns up to "uncalled for" spear (Calgary Herald)

**Oilers defenceman Eric Gryba shaves beard for charity (Edmonton Journal)

**Devils waive Kalinin (PHT)


**RECAP: Pitlick’s hat trick leads No. 5 Minnesota over No. 9 Penn State (Black Shoes Diaries)

**RECAP: No. 14 Ohio State triumphs over Michigan State (Land Grant Holy Land)

**RECAP: No. 20 Wisconsin scores 3 in 3rd to beat Michigan (Wisconsin State Journal)

**RECAP: No. 12 Cornell holds off No. 17 St. Lawrence (USCHO)

**RECAP: No. 15 Notre Dame snap No. 10 Providence’s 9-game win streak (ND Insider)

**RECAP: Dries’ late goal lifts No. 8 Western Michigan past No. 13 North Dakota (USCHO)

**OHL Friday night roundup (OHL)

**WHL Friday night roundup (WHL)