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Morning Bag Skate: 10-23-18

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

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NHL: Anaheim Ducks at Chicago Blackhawks Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The Blackhawks look to avoid back-to-back home losses when they host the Ducks on Tuesday night at the United Center.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, the Bulls fell to 0-3 this season with a 115-109 loss to the Mavericks on Monday.


Hawks assign Forsling to AHL (SCH)

Hawks place Forsberg on waivers (SCH)

Stock Report: 3 up, 3 down from Hawks’ weekend split (SCH)

‘This feels very us:’ Kunitz and his family are making moments to remember with his Chicago homecoming (Chicago Tribune)

Fortin deserves another look up the Hawks’ lineup (The Athletic)

Hawks’ defense beginning to show familiar flaws (The Athletic)


RECAP: Jets top Blues in OT after tying late (NHL)

RECAP: MacKinnon, Rantanen extend point streaks to 9, Avs top Flyers (Mile High Hockey)

Wild showing ability to mount 3rd-period charges (Star Tribune)

Little changes to offense has improved Wild’s production (Hockey Wilderness)

Preds coach Laviolette says bull mask ‘retired’ (The Tennessean)

Dowling excited about Stars callup, but sticking in NHL is real goal (The Athletic)


RECAP: Aho, Ferland help Hurricanes end skid with win against Red Wings (Canes Country)

Hurricanes’ Darling activated from IR, assigned to AHL for conditioning (Canes Country)

RECAP: Ovechkin has 4 points in Capitals win against Canucks (Japers’ Rink)

Blue Jackets’ Jones set to return vs. Coyotes (Jackets Cannon)

Wendel Clark’s son, Kody, signs with Capitals (Sportsnet)

20 Questions with Curtis Joseph: On Stephen King, a serial pooper, and his staggering new memoir (The Athletic)


CHL Notebook: 2019 NHL draft prospects lighting the lamp early (Sportsnet)