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Morning Bag Skate: 2-14-19

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

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NHL: New Jersey Devils at Chicago Blackhawks David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Kunitz will play in his 1,000th career NHL game Thursday when the Blackhawks host the Devils at the United Center.

The IceHogs are off until Saturday, when they host the Iowa Wild at BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, the Bulls ended their franchise-record 11th home losing streak with a 122-100 win over the Grizzlies on Wednesday night at the United Center. The Cubs also added left-handed relief pitcher Xavier Cedaño.


Kunitz to play 1,000th NHL game vs. Devils (SCH)

We meet again, Max Shalunov: Takeaways from our latest encounter (The Athletic)

Blackhawks recall when they fell in love with hockey (Chicago Tribune)

Entwistle taking more reps at center for Storm (SCH)

‘My whole life is different now’: Blackhawks share the human – and hectic – side of NHL trades (The Athletic)

Blackhawks place Kampf on IR (SCH)

3 up, 3 down from Blackhawks’ loss to Bruins (SCH)


Jets’ Ehlers out 1-3 more weeks with upper-body injury (The Score)

The next Erik Karlsson? The next Hobey Baker winner? Avs prospect Cale Makar might be both (The Athletic)


19 Days of Doan, Day 8: That night in LA when Doan broke the hustle board (The Athletic)

RECAP: Crosby, Penguins defeat McDavid, Oilers again (NHL)

Murray wins Ducks coaching debut as Boyle shuts out Canucks (NHL)

Ducks place Gibson, Johnson on injured reserve (The Score)


OHL: Owen Tippett’s hat trick lifts Spirit over Firebirds (Sportsnet)

QMJHL: Oceanic have 11-game win streak snapped by Foreurs (Sportsnet)