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Morning Bag Skate: 10-31-18

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

Chicago Blackhawks v Vancouver Canucks Photo by Ben Nelms/Getty Images

After a few days off, the Blackhawks are in action Wednesday when they visit Vancouver.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, Fire defender Brandon Vincent announced his retirement at age 24 after only three MLS seasons.

The Bulls will also be in action Wednesday as they host the Nuggets at the United Center.

BLACKHAWKS

Hawks sign former Sabres prospect Hagel to 3-year deal (SCH)

Sharp joins NBC Sports Chicago broadcast team (SCH)

Preternaturally confident Jokiharju always knew he’d be in the NHL (The Athletic)

Report: Boqvist not experiencing concussion-like symptoms after hit (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

RECAP: Stars top Canadiens for first road win (Defending Big D)

RECAP: Hartman scores twice, Preds defeat Golden Knights (On The Forecheck)

RECAP: Granlund, Wild defeat Oilers in back-and-forth game (NHL)

Avs recall Greer, Andrighetto placed on IR (Mile High Hockey)

Avs’ Girard is someone to starting paying attention to (Mile High Hockey)

Gordo: Blues’ strength up front is forcing tough decisions (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Dog-gone fun idea: Help name Blues’ new puppy (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

NHL

RECAP: Flames rally for OT win against Sabres (NHL)

RECAP: Islanders top Penguins to complete road sweep; Lehner injured (Lighthouse Hockey)

RECAP: Marchand scores twice for Bruins in win against Canes (NHL)

RECAP: Red Wings recover to defeat Blue Jackets (Winging It In Motown)

RECAP: Point has 5 points, Lightning defeat Devils (NHL)

Red Wings’ Vanek to miss 2-3 weeks with injury (The Score)

HOCKEY WORLD

What happens when you remove a goal horn, loud music and make a hockey game more inclusive (The Athletic)

QMJHL: Seitz scores winner as Wildcats beat Screaming Eagles (Sportsnet)