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Morning Bag Skate: 10-6-18

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

NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at St. Louis Blues Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Blackhawks play the first game of a back-to-back Saturday when they visit rival St. Louis.

Matthew Highmore scored the lone goal for the Rockford IceHogs in a 4-1 loss to the Cleveland Monsters. Finnish goaltender Kevin Lankinen stopped 18 of 21 shots in his North American debut.

Chicago prospect Adam Boqvist tallied his first points of the OHL season with two assists for London in a 4-1 win over Owen Sound. The first-round pick also had three shots on goal and has 20 on the season. Philipp Kurashev scored a goal and was 11 of 22 on faceoffs for Quebec in a 3-2 OT loss to Val-d’Or in the QMJHL.

Wouter Peeters stopped 23 of 29 shots for Lincoln in a 6-5 overtime loss to Omaha in the USHL. He’s 1-1-1 with a 4.02 GAA and .854 save percentage this season. Josiah Slavin had seven shots against Omaha. He has three assists and 10 shots through three games.

BLACKHAWKS

Second City Hockey seeks contributors (SCH)

Hawks prospect Nalimov out 2-3 weeks with broken hand, per report (SCH)

Hawks re-assign Delia to AHL (SCH)

Hawks to terminate Maletta’s contract (SCH)

Where will Hawks prospects play (SCH)

Stock Report: 3 up, 3 down from Hawks’ season-opening victory over Sens (SCH)

Vintage Toews effort on opening night bodes well for Hawks (The Athletic)

CENTRAL DIVISION

Blues’ Thorburn is back without leaving (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Jets T25U25: No. 13 Brendan Lemieux (Arctic Ice Hockey)

NHL

RECAP: Hurricanes top Blue Jackets, give Brind’Amour first win (Canes Country)

RECAP: Sharks get first win with Karlsson, defeat Kings in OT (Fear The Fin)

NHLPA files appeal of Wilson’s 20-game suspension (Sportsnet)

Hamonic suffered facial fracture in opening-night fight, out weeks (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

HOCKEY WORLD

NWHL season preview (The Ice Garden)