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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks to host Jets

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

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Anthony Duclair is expected to make his Chicago Blackhawks debut when the team hosts the Winnipeg Jets on Friday at United Center.

The Hawks won the first matchup of the season 5-1 on Dec. 14 in Winnipeg.

HAWKS

**Duclair expected to make Hawks debut Friday vs. Jets (SCH)

**Duclair to wear No. 91 (SCH)

**Oesterle emerges as Hawks’ best offensive weapon on blue line (Chicago Sun Times)

**Schmaltz knows points important on ice, in standings (Chicago Tribune)

**What are the Hawks going to do with Clendening? (SCH)

**3 former Hawks named to Canada’s roster for Olympics (SCH)

**Dylan Sikura left off Team Canada roster for Olympics (SCH)

**Former Blackhawk of the Week: Tyler Arnason (SCH)

**Kane named to 2018 NHL All-Star Game (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**What would it take for Evander Kane to be traded to Blues? (St. Louis GameTime)

**Ugly loss is likely to linger with Blues (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Ortiz: No-show Blues owe the home crowd a better effort (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Preds should stay pat at trade deadline (On The Forecheck)

**How do the Stars stack up against the Central Division? (Defending Big D)

**Should the Avs be buyers at the trade deadline? (Mile High Hockey)

**Roundtable: A midseason pause for Avs - Part 2 (Mile High Hockey)

NHL

**Every NHL team’s 2017-18 season bye week in one list (SBN)

**12 biggest snubs from All-Star Game rosters (SBN)

**Tom Dundon finalizes Hurricanes purchase (Canes Country)

**RECAP: Sabres top Blue Jackets, end 5-game skid (Die By The Blade)

**RECAP: Hurricanes end Capitals’ home winning streak at 10 (Canes Country)

**RECAP: Gaudreau, Flames defeat Lightning for 5th straight win (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**Lightning lose All-Star Hedman to leg injury (PHT)

**Vegas’ trademark, name battle with Army isn’t over (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

**Golden Knights defenseman Sbisa expected to miss 6-8 weeks (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

**Oilers GM tells teams Slepyshev available on trade market (Edmonton Journal)

**NBC Sports analyst Pierre McGuire diagnosed with prostate cancer (SBN)

**5 things we learned about Sharks from the first half (Fear The Fin)

HOCKEY WORLD

**Roy, Raymond lead Canada men’s roster for Olympics (SBN)

**6 most interesting players on Canada’s men’s roster (SBN)

**What Canada’s men’s Olympic roster would look like with NHL stars (SBN)

**Olympic-bound DU star Troy Terry has full support of head coach, despite missing two important series (The Denver Post)