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Morning Bag Skate: 1-18-20

A daily look at hockey news around the world.

Chicago Blackhawks v Toronto Maple Leafs Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via Getty Images

The Blackhawks wrap up their three-game Eastern Canada road trip Saturday when they visit the Maple Leafs in Toronto.

BLACKHAWKS

Saad returns to Blackhawks practice for first time since ankle injury (SCH)

Watch: London Knights retire Patrick Kane’s No. 88 (SCH)

3 up, 3 down after 3 straight Blackhawks wins in 4-2 stretch (SCH)

Blackhawks named NHL’s best franchise of 2010s decade (SCH)

Powers Points: Erik Gustafsson’s preference at the trade deadline, Dominik Kubalik’s next contract and more (The Athletic)

CENTRAL DIVISION

RECAP: Vasilevskiy wins 10th in row, Lightning score 7 against Jets (NHL)

Predators’ Arvidsson fined $2K for diving (PHT)

The aura of Bridgestone Arena is gone in Nashville (The Athletic)

Love ’em or not, here’s the story of how the Avalanche and Adidas created a new uniform (The Athletic)

NHL

RECAP: Crosby gives Penguins OT win against Red Wings (NHL)

RECAP: Hurricanes lose first game without Hamilton, Steel scores for Ducks in OT (NHL)

Hurricanes’ Hamilton suffers broken fibula; Slavin named All-Star replacement (Canes Country)

Kings unveil Stadium Seres jersey inspired by Air Force Academy (NHL)

The rise of Swedish defensemen: How Victor Hedman, others have taken over NHL (ESPN)

Inside the coaches office: How the Blue Jackets measure puck management (The Athletic)

HOCKEY WORLD

CHL Top Prospects Game: 5 players who raised their NHL draft stock (Sportsnet)

OHL: Balanced offense leads Rangers to another win (Sportsnet)

QMJHL: Tristan Berube leads Titan over Oceanic (Sportsnet)