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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks brace for defending Stanley Cup champs Penguins

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Pittsburgh Penguins v Chicago Blackhawks Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Chicago Blackhawks rest up for another day before hosting the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday at United Center.

HAWKS

**Every important Hawks trade rumor (SCH)

**Toews on Hawks’ current roster: ‘I love our group’ (SCH)

**Is it the right time to trade Darling? (SCH)

**Anisimov still not satisfied with overall game (CSN)

**Toews, Kane feeding off each other during Hawks’ hot streak (Chicago Sun Times)

**Hawks were never ‘serious players’ for Hanzal, per report (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**RECAP: Granlund lifts Wild past Kings (Hockey Wilderness)

**Wild's Zach Parise, Jason Pominville diagnosed with mumps (Star Tribune)

**Predators, Metro plan new ice center in Bellevue (The Tennessean)

**Blues trade Shattenkirk to Capitals (St. Louis GameTime)

**Shattenkirk trade is disappointing (St. Louis GameTime)

**Stars trade Jordie Benn to Habs for Pateryn, draft pick (Defending Big D)

**Avs’ Duchene: “I’m prepared for anything” as trade deadline nears (Denver Post)

NHL

**Lightning trade Boyle to Maple Leafs (SBN)

**RECAP: Galchenyuk gives Canadiens win in overtime over Devils (NHL.com)

**RECAP: Kucherov sparks Lightning past Senators (Raw Charge)

**Sens acquire Burrows from Canucks in exchange for Dahlen (Silver Seven)

**Red Wings extend Jensen for 2-year, $1.625M (Winging It In Motown)

**Sens’ Hammond will undergo season-ending hip surgery (PHT)

**Goalie market might be too empty for Fleury trade (SBN)

**Flyers’ Manning suspended for 2 games for hit on Penguins’ Guentzel (Broad Street Hockey)

HOCKEY WORLD

**Diving, embellishment still rarely penalized in college hockey (Grand Forks Herald)