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Morning Bag Skate: 9-2-19

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Blackhawks v Blues Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

There was no news on the Blackhawks front Sunday.

Blackhawks prospect Ivan Nalimov and SKA St. Petersburg will open their KHL campaign against Metallurg Magnitogorsk at 9 a.m. Central on Monday.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, six Sky players scored in double figures in the team’s 105-78 blowout of the Mercury. The Cubs were shut out 4-0 to the Brewers. The White Sox were swept by the Braves with a 5-3 loss. The Bears signed guard Cody Whitehair to a five-year extension worth $52.5 million.

On Monday, the Cubs start a series against the Mariners. The White Sox head to Cleveland to play the Indians.

(Photo: Michael Nylander)

BLACKHAWKS

Blackhawks exec Annie Camins helps pave way for new generation of girls’ hockey (Chicago Sun-Times)

Max Shalunov scores first goal of KHL season (SCH)

London Knights to retire Patrick Kane’s No. 88 in January (SCH)

Is Brandon Saad capable of more for the Blackhawks? (The Athletic)

Adam Boqvist, Kirby Dach headline Blackhawks’ roster for NHL Prospect Tournament (SCH)

T25U25: The 2019-20 preseason rankings (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

Blues re-sign Ivan Barbashev to 2-year deal (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

NHL

Seattle’s arrival should raise interest in youth hockey — for those who can afford it (The Seattle Times)

HOCKEY WORLD

KHL Opening Cup: Maxim Chudinov strikes again with long-range blast (PHT)

Best single season performances in NWHL history (The Ice Garden)