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Morning Bag Skate: Niklas Hjalmarsson could return from injury vs. Ducks

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Niklas Hjalmarsson could return for the Chicago Blackhawks from a upper-body injury when the team hosts Anaheim on Thursday.

HAWKS

**Hjalmarsson in line to return Thursday vs. Ducks (Chicago Tribune)

**Panarin apologizes for ‘hurtful words’ after racist comment in 2012 video (SCH)

**Surging Panik drawing lofty comparisons (Chicago Sun Times)

**Hawks fans still not welcome in Nashville (SCH)

**DeBrincat joins OHL’s 60-goal season club (SCH)

**Just like old times for Keith, Seabrook (Chicago Sun Times)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**RECAP: Stars end Capitals' 16-game home win streak (Defending Big D)

**RECAP: Thornton gets 1,000th assist in Sharks win over Jets (Winnipeg Free Press)

**Wild lose Folin for at least three weeks (PHT)

**Stars owner Tom Gaglardi's fight to cure diabetes is motivated by one thing, his son (Dallas Morning News)

NHL

**Vegas sign WHL Brandon’s Reid Duke as 1st player in franchise history (SBN)

**RECAP: Raanta, Rangers defeat Lightning in OT (Blueshirt Banter)

**RECAP: Senators defeat Bruins for 3rd straight win (Silver Seven)

**Beard on Canadiens' Jordie Benn is simply magnificent (Montreal Gazette)

**Sens acquire Gormley from Devils (Silver Seven)

**Capitals celebrate Swedish Heritage Night by having fans assemble furniture (SBN)

HOCKEY WORLD

**Les Canadiennes win Clarkson Cup (The Ice Garden)

**NCAA women’s hockey tournament bracket (SBNCH)