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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks visit lowly Arizona

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

Chicago Blackhawks v New Jersey Devils Photo by Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images

Starting Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford will be on the team’s road trip this week, but he won’t play. The trip begins Monday at Arizona.

BLACKHAWKS

**Blackhawks confident they will sign a few key restricted free agents (Chicago Tribune)

**Why it’s now or never for Chicago Blackhawks on this road trip (Daily Herald)

**Hawks Thoughts: Out of words and nearly of time, Blackhawks fall in wild-card race (The Athletic)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**RECAP: Crosby gets 400th NHL goal in Penguins win against Blues (St. Louis GameTime)

**For Blues fans, Reaves gone but not forgotten (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**RECAP: Vesey lifts Rangers past Jets in return (Arctic Ice Hockey)

**RECAP: Markstrom, Canucks shut out Stars to end losing streak (Defending Big D)

**RECAP: Avs hang on to defeat Sabres (Mile High Hockey)

NHL

**Sabres’ Eichel out 4-6 weeks with high-ankle sprain (Die By The Blade)

**RECAP: Red Wings defeat Capitals on Tatar’s OT goal (Winging It In Motown)

**RECAP: Special teams power Bruins past Devils (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

**RECAP: Tkachuk, Flames rally to defeat Islanders (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**Emergency goalie options for Flames (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**RECAP: Neuvirth makes 38 saves, Flyers defeat Golden Knights (Broad Street Hockey)

**RECAP: Sharks rally, top Ducks in shootout (Fear The Fin)

HOCKEY WORLD

**RECAP: Olympics Day 2 (The Ice Garden)

**OHL Roundup: McShane, Antropov each score 2 in Generals win (Sportsnet)

**QMJHL Roundup: Armada win to extend point streak to 15 games (Sportsnet)

**WHL Roundup: Fyten, Broncos beat Raiders for fourth straight win (Sportsnet)