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Morning Bag Skate: 1-12-21

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A daily look at hockey news around the world.

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This is your daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news.

Former Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa turns 41 today, former goaltender Jocelyn Thibault turns 45, former defenseman Cam Russell turns 51 and current forward David Kampf turns 25.

BLACKHAWKS

Blackhawks make several moves as NHL roster takes shape (SCH)

Blackhawks 2021 season preview: Defensemen (SCH)

Rookie defenseman Ian Mitchell already proving himself one of Blackhawks’ best communicators (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks 2021 season preview: Goaltending (SCH)

What Corey Crawford meant to goaltending coaches Jimmy and Stephane Waite (The Athletic)

After 9 months away, Blackhawks return to United Center for fans-less scrimmage (Sun-Times)

Corey Crawford announces retirement (SCH)

Crawford’s 10 most unforgettable, defining moments of Blackhawks career (The Athletic)

Michael Krutil’s surreal experience, other notes from training camp (The Athletic)

Pius Suter sticking in sizable role as Blackhawks zero in roster (Sun-Times)

Matthew Highmore, Ryan Carpenter, David Kampf becoming inseparable fourth line (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks’ goalies want to prove doubters wrong: 12 training camp observations (The Athletic)

CENTRAL DIVISION

Panthers first two games against Dallas Stars postponed (Litter Box Cats)

Noah Juulsen claimed off waivers by the Florida Panthers (Habs Eyes on the Prize)

Lightning place Tyler Johnson and Luke Schenn on waivers (Raw Charge)

Panthers claim Gustav Forsling off waivers (Litter Box Cats)

Will the Red Wings make a trade before opening night? (Winging it in Motown)

Opinion: Lightning made right call on not having fans (Raw Charge)

Red Wings claim defenseman Christian Djoos off waivers (Winging it in Motown)

Blue Jackets have 19 players miss practice (The Cannon)

Stars cancel practice amid reports of COVID-19 (Defending Big D)

Predators practice report: What we’ve seen so far (On the Forecheck)

Getting to know the new Central: Dallas Stars (Defending Big D)

Getting to know the new Central: Tampa Bay Lightning (Raw Charge)

Getting to know the new Central: Columbus Blue Jackets (The Cannon)

Getting to know the new Central: Florida Panthers (Litter Box Cats)

Getting to know the new Central: Nashville Predators (On the Forecheck)

Getting to know the new Central: Detroit Red Wings (Winging it in Motown)

NHL

It’s official: Bruins to face Flyers in Lake Tahoe (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

Zibanejad had COVID-19, could miss opener (NHL)

Perry, Johnson among those on waivers (NHL)

No. 9 pick Rossi out indefinitely for Wild (NHL)

Bratt signs for 2 years, $5.5 million with Devils (NHL)

Barzal gets 3-year deal with Islanders (NHL)

Bergeron to “be myself” as team captain (NHL)

Dumba doesn’t want Wild to trade him (NHL)

Vatanen signs deal to return to Devils (NHL)

Girgensons out for season for Sabres (NHL)

Rangers won’t name Shesterkin No. 1 goalie (NHL)

HOCKEY WORLD

Why the NWHL and PWHPA getting serious about analytics is important (The Ice Garden)

What storylines to expect in Lake Placid (The Ice Garden)