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Morning Bag Skate: 2-18-19

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

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Ottawa Senators v Chicago Blackhawks Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

The Blackhawks host the Senators — a team people should want to win because the Avalanche hold the rights to Ottawa’s first-round pick — Monday night at the United Center.

The IceHogs won their eighth game in their last 10 games with a 5-2 win over the Rampage on Sunday in Rockford.


‘Body says you have to stop’: Marian Hossa speaks about the painful skin condition that ended his career (The Athletic)

Strome, Caggiula among in-season trade acquisitions working out for Blackhawks (Chicago Tribune)

RECAP: IceHogs roll to 8th win in 10 games with 5-2 win over Rampage (IceHogs)


RECAP: Blues shut out Wild, tie their record with 10th straight win (NHL)

Binnington sets Blues rookie record (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Cases for and against the Predators trading for a big-name rental player (The Athletic)

Buy? Sell? Avalanche could go either way as the NHL trade deadline draws near (The Athletic)


19 Days of Doan, Day 12: Knee hockey with Olczyk boys (The Athletic)

19 Days of Doan, Day 11: A debate over Auston Matthews’ childhood idol (The Athletic)

Report: Senators plan to trade Duchene (The Score)

Hurricanes turn Cherry’s ‘Jerks’ dig into T-shirt (ESPN)

Ducks retire Hall of Famer Niedermayer’s No. 27 (ESPN)

‘That was when we turned the corner’ — how Scott Niedermayer changed the culture in Anaheim (The Athletic)

RECAP: Malkin, Letang each scores twice, Penguins defeat Rangers (NHL)

RECAP: Schneider gets back-to-back wins for Devils against Sabres (NHL)

RECAP: Hart, Flyers defeat Red Wings again, complete home-and-home sweep (NHL)

RECAP: Barkov gets hat trick, Panthers hand Canadiens 4th straight loss (NHL)

RECAP: Ovechkin scores 40th goal in Capitals loss to Ducks (NHL)


OHL: Keating helps 67’s extend point streak to 14 games (Sportsnet)

QMJHL: Huskies beat Oceanic, extend win streak to 18 games (Sportsnet)

WHL: Blichfeld’s 4 points help Portland beat Seattle (Sportsnet)