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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks host Coyotes

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NHL: Arizona Coyotes at Chicago Blackhawks Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Blackhawks look for their first home win after the break when they host the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday at United Center.

HAWKS

**Schmaltz finds his confidence, creativity, comfort level (Chicago Sun Times)

**Toews’ hot streak hits new level with 5-point game (SCH)

**Every Hawks trade rumor before 2017 NHL trade deadline (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**Preds goaltender Saros deserves more playing time (The Tennessean)

**Scottrade Center lawsuit withdrawn hours after filing; opponents say options remain (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Erik Johnson plans to return to Avs lineup (Denver Post)

NHL

**Golden Knights won’t be activate at trade deadline (SBN)

**Callahan out indefinitely after second hip surgery (Raw Charge)

**RECAP: Caps beat Flyers for first win since break (Japers’ Rink)

**RECAP: Russell’s first goal gives Oilers win over Panthers (Copper N Blue)

**Islanders’ Cizikas to miss out 4 weeks with broken hand (Lighthouse Hockey)

**Coyotes’ Smith blasts NHL concussion protocol rule (Arizona Republic)

**Kings place Zatkoff on waivers (PHT)

**Red Wings’ Miller wants a trade (MLive)

HOCKEY WORLD

**SKA’s KHL playoff promo is intense (Puck Daddy)

**OHL Guelph’s Mike Kelly to step down as VP, GM (OHL)