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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks sign another 6th-round pick in Blake Hillman

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

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Chicago Blackhawks signed their third sixth-round pick in less than a week Tuesday, when they inked defenseman Blake Hillman to a two-year entry-level contract.

Chicago is off Wednesday, and hosts Winnipeg on Thursday at the United Center.

BLACKHAWKS

**Hawks sign defenseman prospect Hillman to 2-year ELC (SCH)

**Durable as they come, Seabrook approaches 1,000-game milestone (Chicago Sun-Times)

**Hawks reassign Highmore to AHL Rockford (SCH)

**Glass nominated for Masterton Trophy (SCH)

**Hawks place goaltender Berube on waivers (SCH)

**Hawks prospect Gilbert, Notre Dame advance to Frozen Four (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**RECAP: Preds defeat Wild in shootout, extend NHL points lead (On The Forecheck)

**RECAP: Tanev’s hat trick leads Jets past Bruins (NHL.com)

**RECAP: Blues jump into wild-card spot with OT win over Sharks (St. Louis GameTime)

**RECAP: Stars top Flyers in OT, gain in wild-card race (Defending Big D)

**Avalanche defenseman Mark Alt was a standout quarterback in high school before choosing hockey (The Denver Post)

NHL

**How Hockey Night in Canada comes together, controlled chaos and all (Toronto Star)

**RECAP: Devils edge Hurricanes, gain in wild-card race (All About The Jersey)

**RECAP: Ladd’s late goal gets Islanders past Senators (Lighthouse Hockey)

**RECAP: Penguins lose to Red Wings, fail to tighten Metro (Winging It In Motown)

**RECAP: Blue Jackets top Oilers, continue push in Metro (Jackets Cannon)

**RECAP: Ducks lose to Canucks, fall out of 3rd in Pacific (Nucks Misconduct)

**Vegas has an interesting plan to keep out opposing fans in the playoffs (PHT)

**Golden Knights’ Schmidt, Wolfgang Puck create a team-inspired pizza (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

**What Sabres fans can expect from Mittelstadt (Die By The Blade)

**Ehrhoff retires, on Sabres’ payroll through 2027-28 (Buffalo News)

**Panthers’ Luongo joins the voices of children (Toronto Star)

HOCKEY WORLD

**Motzko leaves St. Cloud State to coach for Minnesota (The Daily Gopher)

**OHL Playoffs: Robertson scores twice as Frontenacs top Battalion (Sportsnet)

**QMJHL Playoffs: Armada shut out Phoenix to take 2-1 series lead (Sportsnet)

**WHL Playoffs: Warriors grab series lead over Raiders (Sportsnet)