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Morning Bag Skate: 12-29-19

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NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Columbus Blue Jackets Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The Blackhawks visit the Blue Jackets on Sunday at Nationwide Arena in Columbus. The IceHogs play the first of a two-game set against the Manitoba Moose (Jets) on Sunday afternoon in Winnipeg.

BLACKHAWKS

Powers: Is it time for the Blackhawks to decide on a definitive No. 1 goalie? (The Athletic)

Three takeaways from Blackhawks’ 5-2 win against Islanders (SCH)

Podcast: Blue Jackets writer Alison Lukan of The Athletic (SCH)

WJC: Day 3 recap on Blackhawks prospects (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

RECAP: Bishop, Stars rally past Avalanche in shootout (Defending Big D)

RECAP: Penguins recover to defeat Predators (On The Forecheck)

NHL

RECAP: DeAngelo, Rangers end Maple Leafs’ winning streak at 6 (NHL)

RECAP: Hedman has 4 assists for Lightning in win against Canadiens (NHL)

RECAP: Panthers rally with 2 quick goals, hand Red Wings 5th straight loss (NHL)

RECAP: Foegle boosts Hurricanes to win against Capitals (NHL)

Sabres’ Jeff Skinner out 3 to 4 weeks with shoulder injury (Die By The Blade)

Maple Leafs’ Mikheyev out 3 months after wrist laceration (Sportsnet)

Maple Leafs’ Jake Muzzin out week-to-week with broken foot (Pension Plan Puppets)

HOCKEY WORLD

WJC: Canada faces big questions after Lafreniere’s injury in all-time defeat (Sportsnet)

WJC: Canada’s Hayton apologizes for leaving helmet on during Russian anthem (Sportsnet)

WJC: Canada thumped by Russia, lose star Lafreniere to injury (Sportsnet)