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Morning Bag Skate: 2-15-20

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A daily look at hockey news around the world.

Chicago Blackhawks v Calgary Flames Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images

The Blackhawks, who have lost five straight, visit the Flames on Saturday in Calgary.

The IceHogs, who have won two straight and four of their past five games, host the Monsters on Saturday in Rockford.

BLACKHAWKS

Smith out 7-10 days with left hand injury (SCH)

As trade deadline nears, Keith has no intention of waiving no-movement clause — with a caveat (The Athletic)

CENTRAL DIVISION

Boudreau fired as Wild coach (Hockey Wilderness)

Why Wild GM Bill Guerin decided to move on from Boudreau (The Athletic)

In interim, Wild is Evason’s team (Star Tribune)

Five things to know about Wild interim coach Evason (Star Tribune)

Souhan: Hired to fix Wild, Guerin begins repairs with 2 big moves (Star Tribune)

Blues’ Bouwmeester has defibrillator implanted (NHL)

RECAP: Sharks rally past Jets with 2 goals in 3rd period (NHL)

‘I don’t have a doghouse’: Hynes explains how he distributes playing time for Predators (The Athletic)

Hype around Tolvanen is gone, but he still has something to offer Predators (The Athletic)

Aiming high: How Air Force Academy, NHL landed F-16 for Stadium Series (The Athletic)

NHL

RECAP: Zucker scores first 2 goals with Penguins in win against Canadiens (NHL)

RECAP: Kreider, Georgiev help Rangers defeat Blue Jackets for 4th straight win (NHL)

RECAP: Necas, Mrazek lift Hurricanes past Devils (NHL)

Kassian suspended 7 games for kicking Cernak (NHL)

Maple Leafs’ Johnsson to miss at least 8 weeks with knee injury (Sportsnet)

Sabres place Bogosian on waivers (Die By The Blade)

Borowiecki out indefinitely for Senators with lower-body injury (NHL)

HOCKEY WORLD

USHL: Steel defeat Des Moines 4-2 for 4th straight win (Steel)

Meet the ‘other’ 99: Vyacheslav Gretsky is KHL’s newest cult hero (ESPN)

Could the state of Colorado be the most underrated hockey hotbed in America? (The Athletic)

AHL names Oilers exec Howson new president, CEO (AHL)

AHL’s Providence Bruins to wear ‘Back to the Future’ themed jerseys (NHL)

QMJHL: Serdyuk the OT hero as Tigres top Remparts (Sportsnet)