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Morning Bag Skate: 7-14-20

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Crawford ruled ‘unfit to play’ on Day 1 of training camp (SCH)

What does Crawford’s practice absence mean for Blackhawks? (The Athletic)

Shaw plans to return for 2020-21 season after latest concussion (SCH)

Lazerus: Strangest of camps brings odd sense of normalcy to Blackhawks (The Athletic)

Blackhawks ‘in the mix’ for Swiss forward Pius Suter, per report (SCH)

Blackhawks open to using first season of Mitchell’s entry-level contract now (SCH)

Why Keith was more active on social media during NHL’s pause (SCH)

Blackhawks announce training camp roster (SCH)

The Next Ones: Can Nylander be the next Turris? (The Athletic)


At long last, Wild sign prized prospect Kaprizov to 2-year contract (Hockey Wilderness)

Evason signs 2-year extension to remain Wild head coach (Hockey Wilderness)

Q&A: Blues GM Doug Armstrong on training camp roster, taxi squad, hub cities (The Athletic)

Pietrangelo hopes he’ll sign contract to remain with Blues (NHL)

Rantanen on top line for first day of Avalanche training camp (NHL)

Rinne ready to compete with Saros for No. 1 job with Predators (NHL)

A breakdown of the Predators’ return-to-play roster as training camp begins (The Athletic)


Penguins voluntarily sideline 9 players after potential COVID-19 exposure (Pensburgh)

Source: Senators to return to vintage 2-D logo for next season (The Athletic)

Romanov to join Canadiens for Phase 3, won’t be eligible for playoffs (Habs Eyes On The Prize)

Boeser says report of potential trade from Canucks ‘really unnecessary’ (NHL)

Krug preparing to possibly become free agent, wants to stay with Bruins (NHL)

Blue Jackets unsure on starting goalie for Qualifiers, Tortorella says (NHL)

Green’s opt-out isn’t ideal, but Oilers defence should manage without him (The Athletic)


From Nothing to Something: Rise of women’s hockey in Arizona (The Ice Garden)

Color of Hockey: Rinks named after some of sport’s Black heroes (NHL)