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Morning Bag Skate: 8-7-19

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

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Lyle Odelin Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios via Getty Images Studios/Getty Images

The Blackhawks will play 14 games on NBC Sports Network — with two games being non-exclusive — the team announced Tuesday.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, Cubs lefty Jon Lester gave up a career high-tying 11 runs in only four innings in their 11-4 loss to the A’s. The White Sox split a doubleheader against the Tigers, winning the opener 5-3 then dropping the second 10-6.

On Wednesday, the Sky host the Liberty. The Cubs close out a series against the A’s. The White Sox wrap up a series against the Tigers in Detroit.

(Photo: Lyle Odelein)


Blackhawks have 14 games on NBCSN during 2019-20 season (SCH)

Bidding farewell to Marcus Kruger, the Blackhawks’ ultimate role player (The Athletic)

Top 25 Under 25: Eligible players (SCH)

Top 25 Under 25: Graduates, departed (SCH)


BluesJoel Edmundson receives 1-year, $3.1M deal in arbitration (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

PredatorsRocco Grimaldi arbitration ends with 1-year, $1M deal (On The Forecheck)

Wild GM search update: Hurricanes’ Don Waddell, PenguinsBill Guerin latest to interview (The Athletic)

Avalanche T25U25: No. 19 Trent Miner (Mile High Hockey)

Shap Shots: Stars prospects’ chances of making it, and an ode to Travis Morin (The Athletic)


Anton Forsberg receives 1-year, $775K contract in arbitration (Canes Country)

Sharks acquire Trevor Carrick from Hurricanes for Kyle Wood (Fear The Fin)

When are bought-out players a good bet in NHL? (Yahoo!)


WSHL’s El Paso Rhinos plan $10K donation for mass shooting victims (NHL)

Pronman: Standout prospects at the World Junior camps (The Athletic)

Projecting a current Team North America — under the salary cap (The Athletic)