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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks’ Eddie Olczyk receiving treatment for colon cancer

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

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Eddie Olczyk, television color analyst for the Blackhawks and NBC Sports, has been diagnosed with colon cancer and had a tumor removed last week. He will miss the start of the season.


**Olczyk diagnosed with colon cancer (SCH)

**Hawks T25U25: Artur Kayumov at No. 25 (SCH)

**Crawford left off NHL Network’s top 10 goalies list (SCH)


**Stars’ Heiskanen ‘not a normal Finnish defender’ (Defending Big D)

**Preds T25U25: Frederic Allard at No. 13 (On The Forecheck)

**Preds T25U25: Jack Dougherty at No. 14 (On The Forecheck)

**Avs T25U25: Matt Nieto is looking for a breakout season (Mile High Hockey)

**Jets T25U25: Logan Stanley at No. 23 (Arctic Ice Hockey)

**Blues will have ECHL affiliate in Tulsa for 2017-18 (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)


**NHL’s T25U25: Follow the complete list (SBN)

**NHL’s T25U25: Nathan MacKinnon gives Avs hope at No. 14 (SBN)

**NHL’s T25U25: Panthers’ Aleksander Barkov ranks No. 15 (SBN)

**NHL’s T25U25: Leafs’ playmaker William Nylander at No. 16 (SBN)

**Islanders re-sign Gionta to 1-year, 2-way contract (Lighthouse Hockey)

**Canucks-Kings exhibition series in China highlights preseason schedule (PHT)


**Addison, Foote lead Canada for first win at Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup (Sportsnet)

**Lyubimov scores winner as Russia edges Canada at Sochi Open (Sportsnet)