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Morning Bag Skate: 8-8-19

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

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Nashville Predators v Chicago Blackhawks Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

There was no news on the Blackhawks front Wednesday.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, Allie Quigley scored 22 points to lead the Sky past the Liberty 101-92. Ian Happ hit a grand slam in the Cubs’ 10-1 win over the A’s. The Cubs also signed catcher Jonathan Lucroy. Ivan Nova pitched eight scoreless innings as the White Sox beat the Tigers 8-1 in Detroit.

The Bears announced they’ll unveil statues of Hall of Famers George Halas and Walter Payton on Sept. 3 at Soldier Field. The Fire acquired midfielder Michael Azira and a 2020 second-round MLS SuperDraft pick from Montreal in exchange for defender Jorge Corrales.

On Thursday, the Bears open their preseason slate at home against the Panthers. The Cubs head to Cincinnati to start a series against the Reds.

(Photo: Tony Salmelainen)


Top 25 Under 25: Artur Kayumov leads honorable mentions (SCH)

Joel Quenneville: What I appreciated about coaching Marcus Kruger (The Athletic)

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

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


Rangers denied Wild from speaking to Chris Drury about GM job (Blueshirt Banter)

The Gifted: How Stars prospect Jason Robertson plays smaller than he looks (The Athletic)

Analyzing successes, failures of Wild GMs in post-2012 era (Hockey Wilderness)

Avalanche T25U25: No. 18 Nikolai Kovalenko (Mile High Hockey)


Q&A: Dorion talks Senators’ payroll, offseason moves, 2019-20 optimism (Sportsnet)

Why Flyers prospects Joel Farabee, Cam York don’t need a ‘wow factor’ to be stars (The Athletic)


AHL: Wolves’ roster has face turnover, but young pieces should help (Knights On Ice)

EHC Biel’s Jonas Hiller plans to retire next spring (Swiss Hockey News)