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Morning Bag Skate: 4-23-19

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

Chicago Blackhawks Victory Parade And Rally Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Halifax and Blackhawks prospects Jake Ryczek and Alexis Gravel play Nicolas Beaudin and Drummondville in Game 3 of their QMJHL semifinal series Tuesday in Halifax.

The Blackhawks two USHL prospects will play Game 3 on the road Tuesday in their respective Eastern Conference semifinal series. Mikael Hakkarinen and Muskegon look to sweep Dubuque, while Josiah Slavin and the Chicago Steel seek a 2-1 series lead in Cedar Rapids.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, Jose Abreu and James McCann combined to drive in nine runs in the White Sox’s 12-2 win over the Orioles. The Cubs start a home series against the Dodgers on Tuesday, while the White Sox play the Orioles again in Baltimore.

BLACKHAWKS

Versteeg signs 1-year AHL contract with IceHogs (SCH)

Evan Barratt will return to Penn State for junior season (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

Game 6: Stars advance with OT win against Preds (NHL)

Jets’ Ehlers played through leg fracture in Game 6 (The Score)

Jets’ Laine, Scheifele, Wheeler to skip World Championship (The Score)

NHL

Top candidates to fill NHL coaching vacancies, from the big names to the lesser known (The Athletic)

Game 6: Hurricanes rally against Capitals, avoid elimination (Canes Country)

Ovechkin mocks Hamilton, Hurricanes with chicken gesture (PHT)

HOCKEY WORLD

OHL: Ralph scores winner, Storm strike back against Spirit (Sportsnet)