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Morning Bag Skate: 5-28-20

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Ian Mitchell unlikely to play for Blackhawks before 2020-21 NHL season (SCH)

Will the 2020 Stanley Cup champs carry an asterisk? Ask 2013 Blackhawks. (The Athletic)

Playoff-bound Blackhawks will play Oilers in ‘qualifying round’ best-of-5 series (SCH)

How Blackhawks could be eligible for draft lottery despite being playoff-bound team (SCH)

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


Wild notes: On Kaprizov, Kahkonen, Winter Classic and more (The Athletic)


Is NHL’s return-to-play format bad? Maybe. Who cares? (SCH)

What if the 24 playoff teams could each draft a player from the eliminated clubs? (The Athletic)

Review of teams that didn’t qualify for NHL postseason (NHL)

Canucks consider holding training camp in U.S. due to Canada quarantine (ESPN)

Canadiens’ Drouin cleared to return for play-in round (The Score)

Hamilton ready to play for Hurricanes (NHL)

Bjugstad has spinal surgery for Penguins (Pensburgh)

Yzerman: Blashill to remain coach of Red Wings (NHL)

Boughner not certain to return to Sharks (NHL)

Playoff talk from Edge: WWE superstar offers takes on format, Maple Leafs’ chances (ESPN)

Pronman’s 2020 NHL Draft Board: Top 122 prospects (The Athletic)

The Gifted: How Flyers prospect Bobby Brink solves problems on the ice (The Athletic)

2020 draft class’ best at everything: Top skater, shooter, defender and more (ESPN)

NHL Viewers Club: Seinfeld’s ‘The Face Painter’ (ESPN)


KHL hopes to start 2020-21 season Sept. 2 (PHT)

How USA Hockey hopes to bring kids back to ice after pandemic (ESPN)