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Morning Bag Skate: NHL draft lottery day

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

2017 NHL Draft - Round One Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

The NHL draft lottery will take place Saturday in Toronto to determine the top 15 picks in this year’s draft. The Chicago Blackhawks have the seventh-best odds at 6.5 percent to winning the top overall pick.

Picks 4-15 will be announced during the “2018 NHL Draft Lottery Show” prior to Game 2 of the second round between San Jose and Vegas on NBC Sports Network. The top three picks will be revealed during the second intermission.

BLACKHAWKS

**From Russia with luck: Blackhawks hoping to hit the jackpot in draft lottery (Chicago Sun-Times)

**Game 3: Ejdsell, IceHogs outlast Wolves to finish sweep (SCH)

**Format revealed for NHL draft lottery (SCH)

**Which Hawks will play at Worlds? (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**Game 1: Hellebuyck makes 47 saves, Jets top Preds (Arctic Ice Hockey)

**Jets prospect Vesalainen wins SM-Liiga Championship (Arctic Ice Hockey)

NHL

**Stanley Cup playoffs: Bracket, schedule, scores and more (SBN)

**Hall, Kopitar, MacKinnon named Hart Trophy finalists (PHT)

**NHL suspends Sharks’ Kane for Game 2 (Fear The Fin)

**Bruins’ Marchand denies being told to stop licking other players (SBN)

**Burke stepping away from Flames organization (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**Canadiens name Dominique Ducharme assistant coach (Habs Eyes On The Prize)

**Bozak hopes to re-sign with Maple Leafs in free agency (theScore)

HOCKEY WORLD

**Offseason outlook: Notre Dame (SBNCH)

**OHL Playoffs: Kopacka lifts Greyounds over Rangers (Sportsnet)