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Morning Bag Skate: 10-2-18

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NHL: Preseason-Chicago Blackhawks at Ottawa Senators Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Blackhawks begin their regular season Thursday in Ottawa.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, the Cubs will host the Colorado Rockies in the National League Wild Card game Tuesday after falling to Milwaukee Brewers in the NL Central Division tiebreaker game Monday. The winner of Tuesday’s game will meet Milwaukee in the NL Divisional Series starting Thursday.


Quenneville: Crawford cleared to play (SCH)

Season preview: Central Division (SCH)

Hawks preview: Goaltending (SCH)

After learning ‘how to be a pro’ in AHL, Johnson ready for chance with Hawks (Chicago Sun-Times)


Former Preds forward Hartnell retires after 17 seasons (The Tennessean)

Sabres send Baptiste to Predators for Dougherty (The Score)

Stars acquire Carrick from Leafs for conditional 7th-round pick (Defending Big D)

Avs can land super prospect Jack Hughes with Sens collapse (USA Today)

Avs place Alt, Warsofsky on waivers (Mile High Hockey)

Blues acquire Jerabek from Oilers (St. Louis GameTime)

Blues place Jaskin, Thorburn on waivers (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Jets T25U25: No. 17 C.J. Suess (Arctic Ice Hockey)

Jets T25U25: No. 18 Logan Stanley (Arctic Ice Hockey)


RECAP: Hall, Devils down SC Bern in OT (All About The Jersey)

Capitals get their Stanley Cup rings (PHT)

Bruins’ Torey Krug sidelined 3 weeks with ankle injury (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

Canadiens name Shea Weber captain (Habs Eyes On The Prize)

Canadiens acquire Kulak from Flames for Taormina, Valiev (Habs Eyes On The Prize)

Hayton to begin season with Coyotes (The Score)

Rollerblading helped shape McDavid’s skating ability (Sportsnet)

Sabres send Alex Nylander to AHL (Die By The Blade)

Panthers’ Vrbata announces retirement (The Score)


Big Read: Inside Joe Murphy’s fall from Cup champ to Kenora streets (Sportsnet)

Paralyzed Humboldt Broncos player getting used to new normal (Sportsnet)