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Morning Bag Skate: 8-9-19

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Chicago Blackhawks v Boston Bruins Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios via Getty Images Studios/Getty Images

There was no news on the Blackhawks front Thursday.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, the Bears lost their preseason opener 23-13 to the Panthers. Nicholas Castellanos hit two homers to help power the Cubs past the Reds 12-5.

On Friday, the Sky seek their third straight win when they visit the Las Vegas Aces. The Cubs continue their series against the Reds. The White Sox start a six-game homestand with a three-game series against the A’s.

(Photo: Glenn Hall, Bronco Horvath)


Top 25 Under 25: Evan Barratt falls to No. 25 (SCH)

Former Blackhawks prospect Anthony Louis signs with AHL Charlotte (AHL)

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


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

Avalanche T25U25: No. 17 Nicolas Meloche (Mile High Hockey)


John Marino foregoes senior season at Harvard, signs with Penguins (Pensburgh)

‘Coming home’: Marko Dano signs a 1-year contract with Blue Jackets (The Athletic)

After Phil Kessel, which Coyotes are best suited to increase scoring this season? (The Athletic)


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

Women’s T25U25: Wisconsin’s Sophie Shirley leads Nos. 21-25 group (The Ice Garden)

Women’s T25U25: Honorable mentions (The Ice Garden)