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Morning Bag Skate: NHL to unveil 2018-19 season schedule

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

2018 NHL Awards Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

The NHL will announce its schedule for next season at 4 p.m. Thursday on NHL Network and streamed on NHL.com.

BLACKHAWKS

**Hawks emergency backup goaltender Scott Foster saves the show at NHL Awards (SCH)

**Bettman: Salary cap will be $79.5-80 million for next season (SCH)

**Hawks to host Maple Leafs for 2018-19 home opener (SCH)

**NHL draft preview: Top 10 forwards (SCH)

**2018 NHL draft: Hawks picks, news, rumors, updates (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**Visitor’s guide to Dallas for the NHL draft (Defending Big D)

**Preds’ Watson charged with domestic assault (The Tennessean)

**Watson participated in domestic-violence awareness effort prior to arrest (The Tennessean)

**How Preds, NHL have handled domestic violence allegations (The Tennessean)

**Preds’ Subban named EA Sports’ “NHL 19” cover athlete (The Tennessean)

**Preds’ Rinne wins Vezina Trophy (On The Forecheck)

**Allen likely to return to Blues, but Hutton might leave (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

NHL

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

**Key offseason dates to know (SCH)

**Coyotes GM Chayka calls Kessel rumors ‘terrible reporting’ (Arizona Sports)

**Leafs sign Pickard, Carrick to 1-year extensions (Pension Plan Puppets)

**Red Wings won’t extend qualifying offer to Frk (Detroit Free Press)

**Lightning have contacted Canucks about Tanev, per report (Raw Charge)

NHL AWARDS

**Humboldt Broncos players reunited, honored (SBN)

**Luongo, Panthers honor Parkland community (Sportsnet)

**Devils’ Hall wins Hart Trophy as MVP (All About The Jersey)

**Golden Knights complete sweep (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

**Lightning’s Hedman wins first Norris Trophy (Raw Charge)

**Kings’ Kopitar wins 2nd career Selke Trophy (Jewels From The Crown)

**Islanders’ Barzal claims Calder Trophy (Lighthouse Hockey)

**Oilers’ McDavid wins second straight Ted Lindsay Award (Copper N Blue)

HOCKEY WORLD

**Whitecaps add 2 Olympians in Brandt, Stecklein (The Ice Garden)