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Morning Bag Skate: Rockford IceHogs host Game 3 against Manitoba Moose

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

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The Rockford IceHogs, the Chicago Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate, who hold a 2-0 series lead will host Game 3 against the Manitoba Moose on Wednesday at BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford.

BLACKHAWKS

**Can DeBrincat, Kane work as linemates? So far, so good (The Athletic)

**Smith: Recalling the Hawks drafted Byfuglien — a fat, talented kid who turned into a star (The Athletic)

**RECAP: Kane tallies 3 points in Team USA’s win over Germany (SCH)

**IceHogs vs. Manitoba Moose schedule (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**Player breakdown: Preds newly-signed Filip Pyrochta (On The Forecheck)

**Shvyrev signs 3-year contract with Avs (The Denver Post)

**Foligno did everything the Wild should’ve expected (Hockey Wilderness)

NHL

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

**Capitals beating Penguins is extra special for legions of D.C. sports fans (SBN)

**Hurricanes hire Brind’Amour head coach, Waddell GM (Canes Country)

**Sharks’ Thornton suffered ACL, MCL tears during season (theScore)

**Devils’ Hall undergoes hand surgery (All About The Jersey)

**Devils re-sign Strait to 2-year deal (All About The Jersey)

**Is Ducks’ Perry still good? (Anaheim Calling)

**Where does Spencer Foo fit with Flames? (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**Oilers sign Tyler Vesel to 1-year deal (Copper N Blue)

HOCKEY WORLD

**Penguins’ Crosby won’t play for Canada at Worlds (Pensburgh)

**Bruins’ Pastrnak, Krejci will join Czech Republic at Worlds (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

**Behind the scenes with Team USA: How one coaching staff is trying to build a World Championship winner (The Athletic)

**Belarus fires head coach Dave Lewis three games into Worlds (PHT)