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Morning Bag Skate: 2-19-20

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New York Rangers v Chicago Blackhawks Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

The Blackhawks host the Rangers on Wednesday at the United Center.

The IceHogs’ three-game winning streak ended with a 2-1 loss to the Grand Rapids Griffins on Tuesday in Rockford.


RECAP: Carlsson, Sikura extend point streaks in IceHogs’ 2-1 loss to Griffins (SCH)

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)


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

Bouwmeester returns to St. Louis after undergoing heart procedure (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

DeMelo acquired by Jets in trade with Senators (NHL)

Avalanche recall Kaut with Rantanen out weeks with upper-body injury (Mile High Hockey)

RECAP: Blues defeat Devils for first win without Bouwmeester (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Blues acquire defenseman Scandella from Canadiens (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

RECAP: Svechnikov, Niederreiter help Hurricanes beat Predators (On The Forecheck)

‘Something is wrong’: What has happened to Arvidsson this season? (The Athletic)


Hurricanes send Gauthier to Rangers for Chicago native Keane (Canes Country)

Deillon traded to Capitals by Sharks for 2 draft picks (Fear The Fin)

RECAP: Flyers handle Blue Jackets, gain in Metro race (NHL)

RECAP: Crosby has 4 points, Penguins in first after win against Maple Leafs (NHL)

RECAP: Senators score 7 in win against Sabres (NHL)

RECAP: Weber returns, Canadiens fall to Red Wings for 5th straight loss (NHL)

Canucks’ Boeser out at least 8 weeks with rib cartilage fracture (The Score)

Klefbom out 2-3 weeks with shoulder injury for Oilers (Copper and Blue)


USA Hockey hotbed heat check: What’s center of American hockey universe? (ESPN)

OHL: Ryan McGregor hat trick leads Sting over Spitfires (Sportsnet)

QMJHL: Tristan Cote-Cazenave leads Remparts over Cataractes (Sportsnet)