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Morning Bag Skate: Rangers invite former Blackhawks forward Andrew Desjardins to camp on PTO

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The New York Rangers invited former Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Desjardins to training camp on a professional tryout contract Wednesday.

HAWKS

**Remembering Blackhawks Hall of Famer Pierre Pilote (The Athletic)

**Saad ranks No. 28 in The Athletic’s Top 100 NHLers under 25 (SCH)

**DeBrincat leads Hawks to 2017 Traverse City tournament title (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**Preds wings: Forsberg, Arvidsson lead youth | Preview (The Tennessean)

**Johansen, Predators centers move on without Fisher | Preview (The Tennessean)

**After rocky start, Blues prospects bounce back (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**10 questions as Blues open training camp (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Finding a spot for Daniel Winnik on Wild (Hockey Wilderness)

**Wild T25U25: Louis Belpedio at No. 18 (Hockey Wilderness)

**Jets hope seven is their lucky number (Winnipeg Free Press)

**Avs to retire Milan Hejduk’s No. 23 (Mile High Hockey)

**Avs GM Joe Sakic comments on Duchene, Zadorov (Denver Post)

**Avs reverts to #WhyNotUs theme from 2013-14 (Denver Post)

NHL

**NHL PTO tracker 2017: All of the tryout deals in one place (SBN)

**Eichel says the NHL should get rid of the offside rule (SBN)

**Vegas mocks L.A.’s poor cap management during Twitter roast battle (SBN)

**Seattle set to renovate KeyArena for $660M in hopes of attracting NHL, NBA teams (SBN)

**Vernon Fiddler has announces his retirement (The Players’ Tribune)

**Reports: Pastrnak to miss start of Bruins’ camp, ‘KHL threat is always there’ (PHT)

**Spooner has one more year to prove his worth to Bruins (Boston Globe)

HOCKEY WORLD

**Ovechkin ‘has to accept’ he won’t play in 2018 Olympics, says Russian hockey president (SBN)

**Top 25 Under 25 in women’s hockey: Follow the countdown (The Ice Garden)

**Top 25 Under 25: Finland’s Susanna Tapani at No. 17 (The Ice Garden)

**Top 25 Under 25: Switzerland’s Alina Müller at No. 18 (The Ice Garden)