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Morning Bag Skate: 6-29-19

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

Blackhawks v Blues Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

The Blackhawks signed pending restricted free agents John Quenneville and Dylan Sikura to two-year deals.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, Red Stars goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher made four saves in the United States women’s national team’s 2-1 win over France to advance to the semifinal against England at the World Cup. The Fire’s road woes continued as their winless streak in road contests reached 21 MLS matches with a 3-1 loss to the New York Red Bulls.

Ross Detwiler finally got a win with the White Sox’s 6-4 victory over the Twins. Cole Hamels left after one inning and the Cubs were shut down by Sonny Gray in a 6-3 loss to the Reds. The Sky fell 79-76 to the Storm.

On Saturday, the Cubs and White Sox both play.

(Photo: Theo Fleury)

BLACKHAWKS

Blackhawks sign John Quenneville, Dylan Sikura to 2-year contracts (SCH)

Tape-to-tape: What we’re hearing about the Blackhawks entering free agency (The Athletic)

Blackhawks in contract talks with David Kampf, per report (SCH)

NHL free agency: Blackhawks news, rumors, updates (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

Avs acquire Burakovsky from Capitals for 2nd, 3rd picks (Mile High Hockey)

How Western Canada suddenly became the Avs’ prospect pipeline (The Athletic)

NHL

Leafs sign Andreas Johnsson, Kasperi Kapanen to extensions (Pension Plan Puppets)

HOCKEY WORLD

Seven WCHA schools to explore creating new conference (The Bemidji Pioneer)

Iowa, Nebraska possibilities for Big Ten hockey (Pioneer Press)

Penguins hire 2019 Calder Cup-winning coach Mike Vellucci to be AHL coach (Pensburgh)