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Morning Bag Skate: 10-3-18

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

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

The Chicago Blackhawks begin their regular season Thursday in Ottawa.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, baseball is over as the Cubs fell 2-1 in 13 innings to the Colorado Rockies in the National League wild card game. The Rockies advance and will face the Milwaukee Brewers in a NL Divisional Series.

BLACKHAWKS

Quenneville optimistic Crawford will return Oct. 18 vs. Arizona (SCH)

Hawks preview: Defense (SCH)

Challenge of restoring Hawks’ greatness drives Quenneville (Chicago Sun-Times)

5 pieces of advice for Quenneville as he fights to keep his job, and to keep Hawks relevant (The Athletic)

CENTRAL DIVISION

Preds’ roster set for season opener (The Tennessean)

With an ideal mindset, Carrick looking forward to fresh start in Dallas (The Athletic)

With a stick ‘like a friggin’ tongue,’ Fehr begins new phase with Wild (The Athletic)

Avs finalize opening-night roster (Mile High Hockey)

Blues set opening-night roster (St. Louis GameTime)

Jets T25U25: No. 15 Mason Appleton (Arctic Ice Hockey)

Jets T25U25: No. 16 Eric Comrie (Arctic Ice Hockey)

NHL

NHL moving forward with Seattle expansion plan (PHT)

Oilers ink Chiasson to 1-year deal (Copper N Blue)

Flyers add Pickard to pile of goalies (Broad Street Hockey)

Hurricanes’ Darling set to miss ‘a couple weeks’ with lower-body injury (Canes Country)

Ducks’ Kase out indefinitely with concussion (The Score)

Red Wings’ Green sidelined at least a month due to virus (The Score)

Rollerblading helped shape McDavid’s skating ability (Sportsnet)

HOCKEY WORLD

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

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