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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks to visit Avalanche

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

Chicago Blackhawks v Colorado Avalanche Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

The Chicago Blackhawks visit last-place Colorado on Tuesday at Pepsi Center.

In CHL playoffs action, Blackhawks prospect Alexandre Fortin had three assists in a 5-2 win as Rouyn-Noranda advanced to the next round. He had eight points in the 6-game series over Halifax. Radovan Bondra’s season came to an end in Prince George’s 3-0 loss in Game 6 to Portland. Bondra had five points (two goals, three assists) in the playoffs.

HAWKS

**SCH is looking for an assistant editor (SCH)

**Six forwards battling for two open spots in postseason lineup (Chicago Sun Times)

**Quenneville says he’ll try to help Panarin reach all his bonuses (SCH)

**Rockford Report: William Pelletier makes an impact (SCH)

**Hawks prospect Maxim Shalunov’s future still undecided (The Athletic)

**DeBrincat hopes to be Hawks' next big thing (Chicago Tribune)

**Hawks ‘believed to be interested’ in Czech forward David Kampf, per report (SCH)

**Seabrook taking aggressive approach to end goal drought (Chicago Sun Times)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**Predators clinch playoff spot for third consecutive season (The Tennessean)

**Wild's Haula impresses after a rough stretch (Star Tribune)

**Jets recall first-rounders Roslovic, Connor (Arctic Ice Hockey)

NHL

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

**NHL will skip 2018 Olympics (SCH)

**RECAP: Leafs defeat Sabres, move up to 2nd in Atlantic (Pension Plan Puppets)

**RECAP: Svechnikov scores SO winner for Red Wings against Sens (Winging It In Motown)

**RECAP: Habs clinch Atlantic Division title with win over Panthers (NHL.com)

**Leafs’ Matthews breaks American rookie goal record (PHT)

**Blue Jackets’ Werenski is ‘day to day’ after Ovechkin hit (PHT)

**Blue Jackets recall Milano from AHL (Jackets Cannon)

**Devils’ Prout suspended 2 games for ‘exacting retribution’ on Gudas (PHT)

**Michigan Tech goalie Angus Redmond signs with Ducks (SBNCH)

**Ekman-Larsson will miss final 3 Coyotes games following death of mother (Five For Howling)

**Hurricanes recall Bickell for first time since MS diagnosis (Canes Country)

**Report: Panthers goalie Berra signs in Swiss League (PHT)

HOCKEY WORLD

**Flyers’ Hextall named Canada's GM for upcoming worlds (Broad Street Hockey)

**WHL Playoffs: Broncos top Warriors in Game 7 to advance (Sportsnet)

**QMJHL Playoffs: Olympiques stave off elimination again to force Game 7 (Sportsnet)