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Morning Bag Skate: 9-26-19

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Washington Capitals v Chicago Blackhawks Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

The Blackhawks were shut out 6-0 by the Capitals in Chicago’s preseason home finale Wednesday at the United Center.

The Blackhawks will fly to Berlin on Thursday ahead of the NHL Global Series.

On Thursday, Andrei Altybarmakyan (Sochi) and Victor Ejdsell (Farjestad BK) both play.

BLACKHAWKS

RECAP: Blackhawks get shut out 6-0 by Capitals (SCH)

Blackhawks assign Adam Boqvist, Aleksi Saarela to AHL (SCH)

Preseason Game 5: Blackhawks vs. Capitals (SCH)

Kirby Dach will travel to Europe, but ‘unlikely’ to play (SCH)

Prospect Alexis Gravel to miss 2-3 weeks with lower-body injury (SCH)

Why improving his English was important to David Kampf (The Athletic)

Blackhawks preseason: Schedule, previews, highlights, scores (SCH)

Training camp: News, updates, analysis (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

How the Jets’ roster is coming together around their unsigned RFAs and a standout prospect (The Athletic)

Eight bold (and not so bold) predictions for the Avalanche this season (The Athletic)

NHL

NHL Preseason roundup (NHL)

Season preview: Atlantic Division (SCH)

Season preview: Metropolitan Division (SCH)

Allegations against Auston Matthews came as surprise to Maple Leafs (Sportsnet)

Cammi Granato joins Seattle, becomes NHL’s first female pro scout (ESPN)

Flames re-sign Matthew Tkachuk to 3-year, $21M deal (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

Blue JacketsBrandon Dubinsky out with wrist injury (ESPN)

The Gifted: Understanding Islanders prospect Bode Wilde and hockey’s risk-reward proposition (The Athletic)

HOCKEY WORLD

NCAA women: WCHA preview (The Ice Garden)

NCAA women: Freshmen to watch (The Ice Garden)

QMJHL: Zachary Emond, Huskies double up Tigres (Sportsnet)