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Morning Bag Skate: 9-20-18

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

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Montreal Canadiens v Chicago Blackhawks Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images


Every player rating for the Blackhawks in NHL 19 (SCH)

Rutta day-to-day with groin injury (SCH)

Murphy needs six weeks “off ice,” could be out three months (SCH)

Duncan Keith flexes confidence at 35 with no plans to slow down (Chicago Sun-Times)

Murphy to be out longer than expected, bring on Jokiharju? (Chicago Sun-Times)

Crawford ends session after 20 minutes, Blackhawks say it’s part of the plan (Chicago Tribune)

Duncan Keith’s hunger for ice time isn’t going away as he gets older (Chicago Tribune)

Blackhawks rookie Henri Jokiharju looking like an opening-night lock (The Athletic)


**RECAP Bozak’s late heroics power Blues past Wild (NHL)

Thoughts on the Wild’s loss to the Blues (The Athletic)

Robby Fabbri is ready to prove the naysayers wrong again (The Athletic)

Arbitration case behind him, Gemel Smith focused on winning fourth-line role (The Athletic)

The battle for the press box (Arctic Ice Hockey)


**RECAP Rittich makes 26 saves for Flames in win against Canucks (NHL)

**RECAP Rasmussen, Red Wings defeat Penguins in OT (NHL)

**RECAP Kuokkanen has three points for Hurricanes in win against Lightning (NHL)

**RECAP Lindbom scores two goals for Flyers in win against Rangers (NHL)

**RECAP Bruins defeat Flames at China Games (NHL)

Why some centres don’t do well on the wing (Eyes on the Prize)

Don’t expect Erik Karlsson to sign extension with Sharks soon (The Athletic)

Faster. Fitter. Healthier. Auston Matthews looks ready to take the next step (The Athletic)

In China, the NHL sees a market for growth — and a pipeline for players (The Athletic)