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Morning Bag Skate: 5-2-20

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A daily look at hockey news around the world.

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A daily open tread to talk about the latest hockey news and stories.

BLACKHAWKS

Story stream: Blackhawks fire McDonough, search for new president (SCH)

Blackhawks president search: 5 in-house executive candidates (SCH)

Blackhawks president search: 5 former Chicago players as candidates (SCH)

Could Blackhawks be right fit for Mike Gillis to return to NHL? (The Athletic)

Blackhawks can safely claim another NHL attendance title, but there’s little to celebrate (Chicago Sun-Times)

CENTRAL DIVISION

Avalanche sign goalie prospect Annunen (Mile High Hockey)

Comrie recalls whirlwind time of trade, waiver claims, return to Jets (The Athletic)

Predators sign Harpur to 1-year, 2-way contract (On The Forecheck)

Skating in Sweden, Fiala is ready to get back to his breakout stretch (The Athletic)

NHL

NHL, Daly state case for early-June draft in memo sent to teams (Sportsnet)

Coronavirus testing key issue for possible restart of season (NHL)

Halak signs 1-year, $2.25M contract with Bruins (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

How coach Jack ‘Tex’ Evans helped build foundation of more than 3,000 NHL wins (The Athletic)

How coronavirus pandemic has given leverage to players (ESPN)

Flames sign goalie prospect Wolf (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

Oilers sign defenseman prospect Berglund (Sportsnet)

Canadiens agree to contract with prospect Khisamutdinov (Habs Eyes On The Prize)

KHL defenseman Zub signs 1-year contract with Senators (Silver Seven)

Sharks to sign SKA goalie Alexei Menichuk (Fear The Fin)

Hoglander will return to Sweden if he doesn’t make Canucks (Nucks Misconduct)

HOCKEY WORLD

Columbus mourns the loss of local hockey pioneer, patriarch Paul Donskov (The Athletic)

Swiss hockey federation won’t seek to host 2021 men’s Worlds (ESPN)

How will Long Island University field a team for 2020-21 season (SBN College Hockey)