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Morning Bag Skate: 6-15-19

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

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The Indy Fuel, the Blackhawks’ ECHL affiliate, named Doug Christiansen the team’s next head coach and general manager Friday.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, the White Sox defeated the Yankees 10-2 and the Cubs fell 5-3 to the Dodgers.

On Saturday, the Sky visit the Indiana Fever. The Cubs and White Sox both play.

(Photo: Dean McAmmond)


Blackhawks trading down from No. 3 pick would be unprecedented in salary cap era (SCH)

ECHL Indy Fuel name Doug Christiansen head coach/GM (SCH)

How the Blackhawks acquired 7 picks for this year’s NHL draft (SCH)

Sabres hire former Blackhawks assistant coach Don Granato (SCH)

History shows Blackhawks’ No. 3 pick won’t be surefire star (Chicago Sun-Times)

Goalie prospect Wouter Peeters joins Finland’s Tappara on tryout contract (SCH)

Saad belongs back in top-six role for Blackhawks (SCH)


Preds acquire goalie prospect Connor Ingram from Lightning for 2021 7th-round pick (On The Forecheck)

19 in ’19: The most impactful Stars in franchise history (The Athletic)

Wild GM Paul Fenton talks draft, offseason plans, Zucker, Spurgeon and more (The Athletic)


Islanders re-sign Jordan Eberle to 5-year, $27.5M contract (Lighthouse Hockey)

Capitals acquire Gudas from Flyers for Niskanen (Japers’ Rink)

Bruins’ Chara played in Cup Final with plates, wires, screws to fix broken jaw (Sportsnet)

Coyotes sign Lyubushkin to 1-year contract (Coyotes)

Maple Leafs reportedly shopping goalie Garret Sparks (Pension Plan Puppets)

Report: Capitals trying to re-sign Hagelin (The Score)

Report: Panthers looking to trade Reimer (The Score)

2019 NHL draft sleepers: Intriguing low-risk, high-reward late-rounders (ESPN)


WHL Winnipeg signs top prospect Matthew Savoie (Winnipeg Free Press)