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Morning Bag Skate: 7-17-20

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Gilbert to have season-ending wrist surgery (SCH)

Blackhawks sign free agents Kalynuk, Suter (SCH)

Blackhawks finalize Mitchell’s 3-year contract (SCH)

Podcast: Crawford’s absence, training camp notes, signings (SCH)

Don’t be that guy: Blackhawks apply peer pressure to keep safe during Phase 3 (The Athletic)

Subban ready to start for Blackhawks vs. Oilers if Crawford can’t (SCH)


Stars’ Johns among Masterton Trophy finalists (Defending Big D)

Blues’ O’Reilly among Lady Byng finalists (PHT)

The Next Ones: Can Heiskanen be next Doughty? (The Athletic)

Settling in: Stars think they’ve found fit for Pavelski with Janmark, Radulov (The Athletic)

Five observations from first three days of Predators training camp (The Athletic)


A look at 5 questions facing Oilers midway through first week of camp (The Athletic)

Lowetide: Kassian’s role on Oilers top line must include responsible play (The Athletic)

Bruins’ Kase, Pastrnak ruled ‘unfit to participate’ (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

Chicago Steel alum Dugan signs entry-level contract with Vegas (Knights On Ice)

Golden Knights’ Lehner sees sports’ return as important for mental health, normalcy (The Athletic)

Golden Knights expected to name first team captain prior to 2020-21 season (Knights On Ice)


AHL coach Rocky Thompson leaves Vegas organization (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

St. Thomas joins WCHA for 2021-22 season (The Ice Garden)