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Morning Bag Skate: 5-25-19

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

Blackhawks v Red Wings Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/NHLI

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, the Cubs fell 6-5 to the Reds and the White Sox got hammered 11-4 by the Twins.

On Saturday, the Sky open their season against the Lynx in Minnesota. The Fire host New York City FC at Seat Geek Stadium in Bridgeview. Both the Cubs and White Sox play.

(Photo: Alexander Karpovtsev)

BLACKHAWKS

Blackhawks hire Tomas Mitell as assistant coach (SCH)

Getting to know new Blackhawks assistant coach Tomas Mitell (The Athletic)

Blackhawks officially sign Anton Wedin to 1-year, $925K contract (SCH)

Worlds: 3 Blackhawks, 2 prospects to advance to semifinals (SCH)

Blackhawks’ 2019 offseason schedule (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

Penguins, Wild in trade talks revolving around Kessel (The Athletic)

Dunn stays off the ice as Blues resume practice (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

How much should the Predators expect to pay Roman Josi? (The Athletic)

Avs re-sign goalie Francouz to 1-year deal (Mile High Hockey)

NHL

Whom should you root for in Stanley Cup Final? (ESPN)

Coyle’s path led him away from home, but he’s back to win (Boston Herald)

Karlsson thanks Sharks organization, fans with free agency looming (The Score)

Oilers sign Joakim Nygard to 1-year deal (The Score)

HOCKEY WORLD

NWHL agrees to deal boosting salaries, benefits (ESPN)

Memorial Cup: Dobson’s brilliance gives Huskies chance at title (Sportsnet)

Memorial Cup: Bibeau scores twice in 3rd to lead Huskies to final (Sportsnet)