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Morning Bag Skate: 7-6-19

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

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12 Jan 2004: Steve Sullivan of the Chicago Blackhawks during the Bhawks 7-4 loss to the St. Louis Blues at the Savvis Center in St. Louis, MO. Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Sporting News via Getty Images via Getty Images

There was no news on the Blackhawks’ front Friday.

On Saturday, the Red Stars host Sky Blue. The Fire visit Sporting KC. The Cubs play the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field.

BLACKHAWKS

Marcus Kruger signs 2-year contract with ZSC Lions (SCH)

Exploring new Blackhawks forward Ryan Carpenter’s penalty kill numbers (SCH)

Robin Lehner’s impact on the outlook for Corey Crawford’s 2019-20 season (SCH)

Blackhawks should use tandem system with Corey Crawford, Robin Lehner (SCH)

Andrew Shaw: ‘The Mutt is back baby!’ (SCH)

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

CENTRAL DIVISION

Avalanche re-sign Zadorov to 1-year, $3.2M deal (Mile High Hockey)

NHL

Penguins, coach Mike Sullivan agree to 4-year contract extension (Pensburgh)

Canadiens agree to terms with Cousins on 1-year deal (The Score)

Lightning ink Paquette to 2-year contract (Raw Charge)

Canucks sign Leivo to 1-year, $1.5M contract (The Score)

HOCKEY WORLD

As women’s hockey remains divided at professional level, NHL focuses on grassroots (The Athletic)