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Morning Bag Skate: 5-17-19

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Chicago Blackhawks v Los Angeles Kings Photo by Noah Graham/Getty Images

Blackhawks prospects Alexis Gravel and Jake Ryczek of the Halifax Mooseheads will face the Prince Albert Raiders in the first game of the Memorial Cup on Friday.

Josiah Slavin and the Chicago Steel host the Sioux Falls Stampede for Game 3 of the USHL’s Clark Cup Final at Fox Valley Ice Arena in Geneva. The Steel trail 2-0 in the best-of-five series.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, Yolmer Sanchez scored on Ryan Cordell’s bunt to lift the White Sox to a 4-2 win over the Blue Jays. The Cubs fell 4-2 to the Reds. The Sky dropped their preseason finale 76-65 to the Fever in Indianapolis.

(Photo: Michael Holmqvist)


Caggiula’s value to Blackhawks’ forward group (SCH)

Worlds: May 17 schedule (SCH)

Worlds: Day 7 recap on Blackhawks players, prospects (SCH)

Blackhawks’ 2019 offseason schedule (SCH)


Stars sign Lindell to 6-year, $34.8 million contract (Defending Big D)

Blues’ controversial loss on hand pass hits home for Martin St. Louis, 1996 Vermont Catamounts (The Athletic)

Which Avs free agents will return? (Mile High Hockey)

Wild’s analytics department suddenly in state of flux before important offseason (The Athletic)


Bruins sweep Hurricanes, advance to Stanley Cup Final (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

You know her videos. Now get to know Jillian Fisher behind the scenes (The Athletic)

Armstrong, Sweeney, Waddell named GM of the Year finalists (NHL)

Rangers’ senior VP, assistant GM Jim Schoenfeld steps down (Blueshirt Banter)


MacTavish signs 2-year deal to coach KHL’s Lokomotiv (Copper N Blue)

Memorial Cup showcases top-flight talent (Sportsnet)