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Morning Bag Skate: 10-16-18

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

Chicago Blackhawks v Ottawa Senators Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images

The Blackhawks have two more days off before they host the Coyotes on Thursday at the United Center.

On Monday, SKA St. Petersburg traded Chicago prospect Andrei Altybarmakyan to HC Sochi. After playing in 14 KHL games last season for SKA, he has yet to play in the KHL this season.

BLACKHAWKS

Second City Hockey seeks contributors (SCH)

Saad could be healthy scratch vs. Coyotes (SCH)

What are the Hawks doing with Forsberg? (SCH)

Hawks prospect Altybarmakyan traded to HC Sochi (SCH)

Why Olofsson isn’t freaking out over his ‘make-or-break’ season (The Athletic)

Lighting a fire under Saad proving to be difficult for Quenneville (The Athletic)

CENTRAL DIVISION

RECAP: Preds hang on to defeat Wild for 3rd straight win (NHL)

RECAP: Lajoie, Anderson stay hot to help Sens down Stars (Defending Big D)

Allen dealing with tough luck — and a lot of shots (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Hochman: It’s early — but come on, Blues, this isn’t right (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Preds’ Arvidsson has plenty of bite, even without teeth (The Tennessean)

Avs claim Dano off waivers from Jets (Mile High Hockey)

NHL

Panthers’ Matheson suspended 2 games for slamming Pettersson to ice (PHT)

RECAP: Kapanen scores twice in Leafs win over Kings (Pension Plan Puppets)

RECAP: Tatar has 3 points, Canadiens send Red Wings to worst start (NHL)

Penguins’ Schultz out four months with fractured leg (Pensburgh)

Canucks’ Pettersson out a minimum of 7-10 days with concussion (Sportsnet)

Golden Knights’ Stastny could miss up to 2 months (PHT)

HOCKEY WORLD

CHL Notebook: Coyotes prospect Hayton returns to Greyhounds ready to be a leader (Sportsnet)