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Morning Bag Skate: 7-17-19

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

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Blackhawks at Flyers Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios via Getty Images Studios/Getty Images

The Blackhawks traded Artem Anisimov to the Senators in exchange for forward Zack Smith on Tuesday.

The Blackhawks prospect camp continues Wednesday at Fifth Third Arena. There’s one on-ice session at 12:30 p.m. and it’s open to the public. It’s also Week 2 of the Chicago Pro Hockey League.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, Kyle Schwarber hit a walk-off solo home run to power the Cubs past the Reds 4-3 in the 10th inning. The White Sox were shut out 11-0 by the Royals.

On Wednesday, the Sky host the Atlanta Dream. The Fire host the Crew, who have lost six straight matches in all competitions. The Cubs and White Sox both play.

(Photo: Jason Strudwick)


Blackhawks trade Anisimov to Senators for Smith (SCH)

Dominik Kubalik gets first taste of Blackhawks, Chicago during development camp (The Athletic)

Injuries have slowed Jake Wise’s rise but haven’t dulled his potential (The Athletic)


Wild re-sign Ryan Donato, Nico Sturm, Carson Soucy (Hockey Wilderness)

Resetting the Stars lineup: How do the new additions fit in? (The Athletic)


Seattle to hire Hall of Famer Ron Francis as GM (The Seattle Times)

How a one-time favor turned into a tradition – a day with the Cup (The Athletic)

Blue Jackets’ Bill Zito fighting back against cancer with the ride of his life (The Athletic)

Kevin Dineen’s pedigree, experience should pay dividends for Ducks’ prospects (The Athletic)

Capitals re-sign Jakub Vrana to 2-year deal (Japers’ Rink)

Hurricanes re-sign Haydn Fleury to 1-year, $850K deal (Canes Country)

Kings re-sign Cal Petersen to 3-year, $2.5M contract (Jewels From The Crown)

Penguins re-sign Teddy Blueger to 2-year contract (Pensburgh)

Oilers ink Josh Archibald to 1-year, $1M deal (Copper N Blue)


Princeton names Courtney Birchard-Kessel new assistant coach (The Ice Garden)