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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks name Jeremy Colliton AHL head coach

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

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The Chicago Blackhawks named Jeremy Colliton their American Hockey League coach for the Rockford IceHogs on Thursday.

Hawks forwards Marcus Kruger and Artemi Panarin advanced to the semifinals at World Championship. Kruger and Sweden defeated Switzerland 3-1 in the quarterfinals Thursday while Panarin had a goal in Russia’s 3-0 victory over Michal Kempny and the Czech Republic.

The Russians will play Canada and Sweden draws rival Finland in the semifinals Saturday.

HAWKS

**Jeremy Colliton named Hawks’ AHL head coach (SCH)

**Eight most important Hawks to extend championship window (SCH)

**Hawks’ potential trade partners — and likely trade bait (Chicago Tribune)

**Why the Hawks championship window may already be over (SCH)

**Why the Hawks championship window runs through 2019 (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**RECAP: Ducks recover for OT win over Preds, even series at 2 (On The Forecheck)

**Watch: Preds postgame reactions (On The Forecheck)

**Ribeiro relapses, hockey future in doubt (Puck Daddy)

**Stars willing to trade No. 3 pick (NHL.com)

**6 free agents the Avs should consider (Mile High Hockey)

**Wild owner Craig Leipold 'not satisfied where we are' (Star Tribune)

**Expansion draft looms over Wild's offseason moves (Star Tribune)

NHL

**NHL’s top 17 UFAs of 2017: Latest rumors, reports (Sportsnet)

**Gorman: Not time to pull Fleury for Murray (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

**Penguins should turn to Murray in net (Pensburgh)

**Coyotes promote Steve Sullivan to assistant GM (Five For Howling)

**Islanders name Luke Richardson assistant coach (Lighthouse Hockey)

HOCKEY WORLD

**KHL thinking of dropping five teams to save costs (Sportsnet)

**U.S. crashes out of Worlds with disappointing loss (PHT)