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Morning Bag Skate: 10-18-18

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

NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at Chicago Blackhawks Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Corey Crawford will decide after the morning skate if he’ll start for the Blackhawks when they host the Coyotes on Thursday at the United Center.

Blackhawks prospects Nicolas Beaudin (QMJHL) and MacKenzie Entwistle (OHL) were both selected to represent in Canada in the CIBC Canada-Russia Series.

BLACKHAWKS

Second City Hockey seeks contributors (SCH)

Ex-Hawk Raanta expects big things from Crawford in comeback (Chicago Sun-Times)

The final hurdle Crawford must clear as he returns from a concussion (The Athletic)

Hawks on hunt for power (play) surge (The Daily Herald)

Saad could be healthy scratch vs. Coyotes (SCH)

What are the Hawks doing with Forsberg? (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

RECAP: Gallagher scores with 11 seconds left for Habs to beat Blues (St. Louis GameTime)

Making the case for the Wild to go after Leafs stud William Nylander (The Athletic)

Wild’s Parise is showing he’s back (Hockey Wilderness)

Jets need to find better way to use Vesalainen (Arctic Ice Hockey)

NHL

RECAP: Ovechkin scores twice, Capitals get past Rangers in OT (Japers’ Rink)

RECAP: Gaudreau’s 100th NHL goal helps Flames defeat Bruins (NHL)

Ritchie, Ducks agree to 3-year deal worth $4.6M (Anaheim Calling)

Senators lose rookie Tkachuk for 1 month due to torn ligament (Silver Seven Sens)

Ducks sign Dotchin to 1-year deal pending waivers (Anaheim Calling)

Red Wings claim Jacob de la Rose off waivers (Winging It In Motown)

HOCKEY WORLD

NWHL Commissioner: 1 women’s hockey league ‘inevitable’ (AP)

QMJHL Roundup: Groulx scores OT winner as Mooseheads edge Wildcats (Sportsnet)