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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks to host Avalanche

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NHL: Colorado Avalanche at Chicago Blackhawks Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Blackhawks host the Colorado Avalanche for the first time this season Tuesday at United Center in Chicago.

Colorado holds a 1-0 lead in the season series, with a 6-3 home win over Chicago on Oct. 28.

BLACKHAWKS

**Hawks expected to give Gustafsson 2-year extension, per report (SCH)

**For Hawks, real wins are greater than ‘tank wins’ (SCH)

**Sharp may face tough decision after disappointing homecoming (Chicago Sun-Times)

**Prospect breakdown: Ejdsell could provide some offensive help (The Athletic)

**Despite losing ‘tough guys,’ Quenneville says Hawks have each other’s backs (Chicago Tribune)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**RECAP: Karlsson’s OT goal lifts Sens past Stars (Defending Big D)

**Wild’s Kunin out 6-8 months with torn ACL (Star Tribune)

**Blues lose Bouwmeester for season; Upshall to miss a month (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Avs rookie Jost doesn’t regret going one-and-done at North Dakota (The Denver Post)

NHL

**RECAP: Schultz, Penguins get past Flames in OT (Pensburgh)

**RECAP: Sabres send Maple Leafs to 4th straight loss (Die By The Blade)

**RECAP: Klefbom, Oilers top Coyotes in OT (NHL.com)

**RECAP: Canucks hand Islanders 7th straight loss (NHL.com)

**Canucks’ Boeser taken to hospital for precautionary reasons after fall (PHT)

**Oilers sign Dylan Larkin’s brother, Colin, to 1-year deal (theScore)

HOCKEY WORLD

**Clarkson, Wisconsin, Colgate, Boston College named top seeds for NCAA women’s tournament (The Ice Garden)

**QMJHL Roundup: Kevin Klima’s two goals leads Sagueneens past Voltigeurs (Sportsnet)