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Morning Bag Skate: 2-18-20

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NHL: JAN 11 Ducks at Blackhawks Photo by Patrick Gorski/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Blackhawks will practice Tuesday before hosting the Rangers on Wednesday at the United Center.

The IceHogs host Grand Rapids on Tuesday in Rockford.


Blackhawks’ best step forward could be small step back (SCH)

Why the salary cap may soon become a problem for the Blackhawks again (The Athletic)

How Carpenter has helped turn around Blackhawks’ penalty kill (Chicago Sun-Times)

Three takeaways from Blackhawks’ weekend split in Calgary, Winnipeg (SCH)

All-female NBC Sports crew to broadcast, produce Blackhawks-Blues on March 8 (SCH)

Blackhawks to host 13th annual fan convention July 24-26 (SCH)

Important game: With playoff dreams fading, Blackhawks host Rangers (SCH)


Exclusive: Former Wild coach Bruce Boudreau opens up about his firing (The Athletic)

Stadium Series experience shrouded in poor execution, both on and off the ice (Mile High Hockey)

Avalanche’s Grubauer out indefinitely with lower-body injury (The Score)


Kings trade Toffoli to Canucks (Jewels From The Crown)

Sabres suspend Bogosian for failing to report to AHL (Die By The Blade)

Canadiens say Shea Weber could return Tuesday (Habs Eyes On The Prize)

Habs’ Julien fined $10K for criticizing referees (The Score)

RECAP: Panthers avoid 3rd straight loss with win against Sharks (NHL)

RECAP: Mangiapane scores hat trick, Flames rally past Ducks with 5 in 3rd (NHL)

RECAP: Coyotes hand Islanders 3rd straight loss (NHL)

RECAP: Ovechkin stuck 2 from 700, Capitals lose to Golden Knights (NHL)


OHL: Tyler Tucker leads Firebirds to 13th straight win (Sportsnet)

QMJHL: Groulx has hat trick as Wildcats beat Mooseheads (Sportsnet)

WHL: Giants extend win streak to 10 by beating Thunderbirds (Sportsnet)