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Morning Bag Skate: 2018-19 NHL salary cap to be announced this week

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

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The NHL’s salary cap for the 2018-19 season will be announced sometime this week. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daley said May 28 that the cap is projected to be around $80 million, up $5 million from this season.

BLACKHAWKS

**Jokiharju eyes opening night roster spot (SCH)

**Deep NHL draft has Hawks excited to be near top (Chicago Tribune)

**History is on Hawks’ side as they pick No. 8 overall (Chicago Sun-Times)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**As draft and free agency looms, Blues need more scoring punch (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

NHL

**SB Nation’s 2018 NHL mock draft (SBN)

**Key offseason dates to know (SCH)

**Humboldt survivors will reunite at NHL Awards (SBN)

**Trotz resigns as Capitals head coach (Japers’ Rink)

**Dave Tippett joins Seattle NHL group as senior advisor (Seattle Times)

HOCKEY WORLD

**Ryane Clowe to join ECHL’s Newfoundland Growlers as head coach (PHT)