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Morning Bag Skate: 6-1-19

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

Chicago Blackhawks v Boston Bruins Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

The Blackhawks have narrowed down their list of potential prospects for the No. 3 overall pick in the upcoming NHL draft to six.

The NHL Scouting Combine fitness testing is Saturday. SCH will have a results recap on the top 10 for each drill along with how potential Blackhawks targets performed.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, Dylan Covey helped the White Sox beat Cleveland 6-1. The Cubs fell 2-1 in the 10th inning to the Cardinals on Matt Carpenter’s game-ending single.

On Saturday, the Sky play their home opener against Seattle at Wintrust Arena. The Fire visit Atlanta United FC. Both the Cubs and White Sox play.

BLACKHAWKS

Blackhawks’ list for No. 3 pick down to 6 prospects (SCH)

Lankinen changes conversation with dominant play at Worlds (The Athletic)

John Hayden’s future looks bleak with Blackhawks (SCH)

Where does Kubalik slot into the Blackhawks’ lineup? (SCH)

Blackhawks’ 2019 offseason schedule (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

Notable free agents who could be of interest to Predators (The Athletic)

It’s decision time for the Dallas Stars and Mats Zuccarello (The Athletic)

How trading Jason Zucker would show Wild haven’t learned from mistakes (The Athletic)

STANLEY CUP FINAL

Clifton emerges from unheralded signing to playoff contributor (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

Sanford steps in for Sundqvist on Blues’ fourth line (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Blues’ O’Reilly’s unique approach to the game began long before the NHL (The Athletic)

NHL

NHL clears apologetic Kuznetsov after review (ESPN)

Pronman: Dylan Cozens has potential to be a top NHL power forward (The Athletic)

Leafs discuss Patrick Marleau trade with Kings (Pension Plan Puppets)

The ‘Muirfield crash,’ the forgotten man and unimaginable forgiveness (The Athletic)

HOCKEY WORLD

Blue Jackets’ Sedlak signs 2-year deal with KHL Traktor (Jackets Cannon)