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Morning Bag Skate: 5-1-19

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

Columbus Blue Jackets v Chicago Blackhawks Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

The European and KHL free agent signing period begins Wednesday.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, the White Sox game against the Orioles was postponed due to rain. They’re schedule to play Wednesday. The Cubs topped the Mariners 6-5 road win Tuesday and play again Wednesday night.

BLACKHAWKS

Entwistle heading to OHL final for 2nd straight year (SCH)

Where does Gustafsson fit with Blackhawks after a breakout season? (SCH)

How possible Blackhawks draft candidates performed at U18 Worlds (SCH)

Which free agents should Blackhawks chase? (The Athletic)

CENTRAL DIVISION

Game 3: Sharks recover against Avs, take series lead (NHL)

Predators player grades: Which forwards earned high marks this season? (The Athletic)

The leader in Cal O’Reilly: How the Iowa Wild star became the glue of a franchise (The Athletic)

Justin Dowling chasing NHL dream as Jett and Pearl become hotel favorites (The Athletic)

NHL

Game 3: Blue Jackets hold off Bruins, take series lead (Jackets Cannon)

Bruins’ Marchand punches Blue Jackets’ Harrington in back of head (PHT)

31 Thoughts: Penguins’ decisions include what to do with Malkin (Sportsnet)

Rangers acquire Fox’s rights from Hurricanes for picks (Blueshirt Banter)

HOCKEY WORLD

Maple Leafs’ Matthews won’t play at Worlds (Sportsnet)

Big read: Can viral-video sensation Aito Iguchi put Japanese hockey on the map? (Sportsnet)

‘Scars of battle’: The stories behind these marks for Ohio State women (The Athletic)