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Morning Bag Skate: 8-23-19

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There was no news on the Blackhawks front Thursday.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, the Sky clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2016 by virtue of Dallas and Indiana losing. The Cubs extended their win streak to five games with a 1-0 shutout of the Giants. The White Sox powered past the Rangers 6-1.

On Friday, the Sky host the Mystics. The Cubs start a home series against the Nationals. The White Sox play against the Rangers again.


T25U25: Alexander Nylander at No. 10 (SCH)

T25U25: The 2019-20 preseason rankings (SCH)


What the Wild are getting in Bill Guerin, according to those who know him best (The Athletic)

Avalanche Top 25 Under 25: Alex Newhoook at No. 7 (Mile High Hockey)

One question for every Avalanche player to consider this season (The Athletic)

Colorado’s Mikko Rantanen to begin practicing with Norwegian pro team (Mile High Hockey)


Flames sign Andrew MacDonald to PTO (Sportsnet)

Nicklas Backstrom, Braden Holtby extension talks in Capitals’ plans before camp (NHL)

CanadiensJesperi Kotkaniemi on hunt for offensive progress next season (Sportsnet)

The Gifted: Rangers prospect Adam Fox has all the makings of a perfect power-play quarterback (The Athletic)


Auston Matthews helps Arizona State reveal gold jersey (Sun Devils)

Women’s T25U25: Patty Kazmaier winner Loren Gabel at No. 5 (The Ice Garden)