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Morning Bag Skate: 2-9-19

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

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NHL: Vancouver Canucks at Chicago Blackhawks David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

The Blackhawks are off Saturday before hosting the Red Wings on Sunday afternoon.

Jacob Nilsson had a goal and an assist and Kevin Lankinen made 23 saves to extend the IceHogs’ win streak to six with a 3-1 home victory over the Roadrunners on Friday. The two teams suit up again Saturday.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, the Bulls defeated the Nets 125-106 in Brooklyn. The Cubs are reportedly being considered for the MLB’s 2020 London Series.


RECAP: IceHogs move into AHL playoff spot with 6th straight win (SCH)

Blackhawks are in a legitimate playoff race. How the heck did this happen? (The Athletic)


Diagnosed with lung cancer, Wild’s Tom Kurvers prepares for his toughest battle (The Athletic)

Koivu has surgery to repair injured right knee (Star Tribune)

Granlund, in need of lift, moved to center for slumping Wild (Star Tribune)


Growing up Subban: Meet the matriarch of one of hockey’s first families (The Athletic)

Panarin says he’ll test free agency (Columbus Dispatch)

Panarin switches to Bobrovsky’s agent (Columbus Dispatch)

RECAP: Mrazek, Hurricanes shut out Rangers (NHL)

Rangers celebrate 25-year anniversary of 1994 championship (PHT)

David Puddy face painter Devils bobblehead is coming (PHT)

Lightning’s highly anticipated alternate jersey a hit with younger demographic (The Athletic)


NWHL ASG preview (The Ice Garden)