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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks to visit Blues

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

Chicago Blackhawks v St. Louis Blues Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

The Chicago Blackhawks will return to action Wednesday, when they visit Central Division rival St. Louis.

Chicago slid down to 24th place in the league standings at 74 points after the New York Islanders’ win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday. The Hawks hold a 6 percent odds at the No. 1 draft pick this year.

BLACKHAWKS

**Final mission for Hawks is to spoil Blues’ season (SCH)

**Quenneville: ‘It’s possible’ prospect Jokiharju plays next season in NHL (SCH)

**Toews for Wednesday’s game at St. Louis (SCH)

**Toews will not play for Canada at 2018 Worlds (SCH)

**Hawks’ Schmaltz on facing brother Jordan: ‘It’ll be weird’ (Chicago Sun-Times)

**Hawks to honor Stan Mikita with ‘One More Shift’ (SCH)

**Celebrate Blackhawks legend Scott Foster with this T-shirt (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**RECAP: Panthers hang on to defeat Predators, remain in Eastern race (On The Forecheck)

**RECAP: Jets defeat Canadiens in OT, gain in Central Division (Arctic Ice Hockey)

**RECAP: Sharks lose to Stars, fail to gain in Pacific race (Defending Big D)

**Blues’ Gunnarsson undergoes ACL surgery, sidelined 6 months (theScore)

**Avalanche still control their own destiny (Mile High Hockey)

**MacKinnon: “We’ve scored one goal in (five) games or something. We need to figure something out” (The Denver Post)

NHL

**RECAP: Devils top Rangers, get closer to playoff berth (All About The Jersey)

**RECAP: Islanders prevent Flyers from clinching playoff spot (Lighthouse Hockey)

**RECAP: Blue Jackets rally past Red Wings, close in on clinching (Jackets Cannon)

**RECAP: Lightning shut out Bruins, keep it tight in Atlantic (Raw Charge)

**RECAP: Raanta wins ninth in 10 starts, Coyotes top Flames (NHL.com)

**RECAP: Golden Knights top Canucks, close gap in Western Conference race (Knights On The Ice)

**There will never be another two players like the Sedins (Sportsnet)

**Top 5 moments of Daniel and Henrik Sedin’s storied careers (Sportsnet)

**Senators’ Karlsson sitting out season-ending road trip to be with family (theScore)

**Bruins’ Carlo to miss 3-4 months with fractured ankle (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

**Ducks lose Fowler for 2-6 weeks (Anaheim Calling)

**Report: Coyotes offer Raanta multi-year extension (Arizona Sports)

**Sabres recall 2016 1st-round pick Nylander (Die By The Blade)

**Islanders Barzal to play for Canada at Worlds (theScore)

HOCKEY WORLD

**Notre Dame’s Jackson named Penrose Award winner as national coach of the year (One Foot Down)

**QMJHL Playoffs: Islanders down Remparts in Game 7 to advance (Sportsnet)

**WHL Playoffs: Warriors avoid upset, take Game 7 against Raiders (Sportsnet)