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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks wrap up homestand against Stars

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

NHL: Dallas Stars at Chicago Blackhawks Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Blackhawks wrap up their three-game homestand when they play Central Division foe Dallas on Thursday at United Center.

Chicago (47-20-6) is six points ahead of the Minnesota Wild for first place in the Central Division and Western Conference.

HAWKS

**Prospect Sikura to return to Northeastern (SCH)

**Prospect DeBrincat wins OHL scoring title (SCH)

**Is Hayden playing his way into a postseason role? (SCH)

**Hawks want to finish strong while staying fresh for playoffs (CSN)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**Blues consider Stastny out week-to-week with lower-body injury (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

NHL

**Every 2017 NHL college free agent signing in one place (SBN)

**RECAP: Maple Leafs top Blue Jackets, move into 3rd in Atlantic (Pension Plan Puppets)

**RECAP: Ladd lifts Islanders past Rangers (Lighthouse Hockey)

**RECAP: Ducks pass Oilers for second place in Pacific (NHL.com)

**Blue Jackets start extension talks with Wennberg, Anderson (PHT)

HOCKEY WORLD

**State of men’s college conference tournaments (SBNCH)

**2017 NCAA men’s hockey bracket (SBNCH)

**NCAA men’s hockey tournament: Game times, television schedule (SBNCH)