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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks visit Stars

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NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Dallas Stars Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Blackhawks visit the Dallas Stars on Saturday for the third game of their six-game road trip.

HAWKS

**Top 10 former Hawks the team could use right now (SCH)

**Schmaltz earns bigger chance with revitalized game since AHL stint (SCH)

**Hawks able to weather odd spate of delay-of-game penalties (Chicago Tribune)

**Political debate creeps into dressing room, but not out in public (Sun Times)

**NHL Draft ’17: First look at some of Blackhawks’ possibilities (The Athletic)

**Hawks’ prospect DeBrincat becomes OHL Erie’s all-time goal scorer (SCH)

**Rebooting Second City Hockey community (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**Stars’ Spezza out at least a couple weeks (Defending Big D)

**Preds put Ribeiro on waivers (On The Forecheck)

NHL

**Hartford is making a pitch for the Islanders (Lighthouse Hockey)

**RECAP: Kessel, Penguins defeat Blue Jackets in OT (Pensburgh)

**RECAP: Red Wings score late to end Islanders point streak (Winging It In Motown)

**RECAP: Huberdeau scores game-winner for Panthers (NHL.com)

**RECAP: Backlund helps Flames win third straight (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**RECAP: Aho helps Hurricanes defeat Oilers (Canes Country)

**Saad’s father, a Syrian immigrant, supports Trump's immigration ban (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

**Report: Panthers owner Viola becomes first Trump nominee to withdraw (PHT)

**Red Wings waive key penalty killer Marchenko (Winging It In Motown)

HOCKEY WORLD

**RECAP: No. 1 Duluth, Omaha skate to tie (Duluth News Tribune)

**RECAP: Marody’s hat trick lifts Michigan past No. 11 Ohio State (Maize n Brew)

**RECAP: No. 7 Minnesota dominates No. 6 Penn State (SBNCH)

**RECAP: No. 17 Notre Dame collapses then recovers for tie with No. 12 Vermont (ND Insider)

**RECAP: No. 13 North Dakota struggles in loss to St. Cloud State (Grand Forks Herald)