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Morning Bag Skate: 8-1-18

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

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Chicago Blackhawks v New Jersey Devils Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Gustav Forsling will miss 14 weeks after having surgery on his right wrist. Forsling’s 14-week timetable puts his return at Oct. 30. He will miss at least 12 regular-season games. Chicago starts the season Oct. 4 at Ottawa.


**Forsling out 14 weeks after right wrist surgery (SCH)

**Powers points (Blackhawks convention edition): A potential new line, panel highlights and more (The Athletic)

**NHL free agency: Hawks news, rumors, updates (SCH)


**Petan signs 1-year, $874K deal with Jets (Arctic Ice Hockey)

**Preds T25U25: Joonas Lyytinen at No. 22 (On The Forecheck)

**Avs T25U25: Nick Henry at No. 21 (Mile High Hockey)


**Ceci, Senators head to arbitration (Silver Seven Sens)

**Rangers, Spooner avoid arbitration with 2-year deal (Blueshirt Banter)

**Bruins to retire Rick Middleton’s No. 16 in November (Stanley Cup of Chowder)


**Projected 2019 top pick Jack Hughes returning to NTDP next season (theScore)

**Courtney Kessel named Toronto Furies head coach (The Ice Garden)