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Morning Bag Skate: 2-20-19

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

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NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Detroit Red Wings Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

It’ll be a Blackhawks-Red Wings matchup at the NHL and AHL level Wednesday with both games in Michigan.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, the White Sox lost out on free agent Manny Machado, while the Sky signed Victoria Macaulay to training camp contract. The Fire play MLS newcomer FC Cincinnati in a preseason friendly in South Carolina.


Crawford not medically cleared to play (SCH)

Seabrook out with abdominal strain vs. Red Wings (SCH)

Delia can’t sulk after debacle vs. Senators (Chicago Sun-Times)

Off Beat: Realizing your sports dream means sacrificing your sports fandom (The Athletic)

What really happened to former Blackhawk Ray Emery? (The Athletic)

Powers: Blackhawks are who they’re and that’s OK. They just might be a playoff team (The Athletic)


RECAP: Blues top Leafs for franchise record 11th straight win (NHL)

RECAP: Wild shut out by Miller, Ducks in 5th straight loss (NHL)

Wild GM Fenton says he cries himself to sleep like baby during slump (BarDown)

RECAP: Josi scores winner, Rinne makes 36 saves in Preds win against Stars (On The Forecheck)

Why Varlamov could be most crucial player in Avs’ chase for a wild-card spot (The Athletic)


Execs unplugged: Behind the scenes on the real NHL trade deadline (The Athletic)

19 Days of Doan, Day 14: When Shane met Stan (The Athletic)

Hurricanes owner Dundon invests $250M in Alliance of American Football (PHT)

RECAP: Panthers surge past Sabres in 3rd (NHL)

RECAP: Murray makes 33 saves for Penguins in win against Devils (NHL)

RECAP: Lightning defeat Flyers for 7th straight win (NHL)

RECAP: Lundqvist makes 43 saves, Rangers end Hurricanes win streak (NHL)

RECAP: Canadiens edge Blue Jacket, end 4-game skid (NHL)

RECAP: Coyotes inch closer in playoff race with shootout win against Oilers (NHL)

Tortorella on Panarin’s absence from lineup: ‘He sh-- his pants, he was puking’ (The Score)

Coyotes handling ravaged center position one game at a time (The Athletic)


Mathew Maione lands gig with Latvian band after live performance during KHL All-Star weekend (BarDown)

KHL goalie Jakub Stepanek suspended for launching broken stick at referee (BarDown)

OHL: Kerins scores twice to lead Greyhounds over Sting (Sportsnet)

QMJHL: Tigres rally to beat Remparts in shootout (Sportsnet)