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Morning Bag Skate: 10-8-21

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RECAP: Wild 3, Blackhawks 2 (SCH) (The Athletic) (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks have some salary questions to answer before being cap compliant (The Athletic) (Tribune)

Seth Jones honored by US Olympic team selection alongside Patrick Kane (Sun-Times)

2020 first-round pick Lukas Reichel among 9 players assigned to IceHogs (SCH)

Blackhawks Bits: Kalynuk out 2-4 weeks; Caleb Jones out with wrist soreness (SCH)

SCH Podcast: Musings on Madison, Episode 63 - Blackhawks Preseason Progress (SCH)

Blackhawks out “to prove people wrong,” Kane says (NHL)

Jake McCabe looks like the shutdown defenseman the Blackhawks have long needed (Sun-Times)

Once a defenseman, Dmitri Osipov trying to earn NHL contract with Blackhawks (The Athletic)

Blackhawks Bits: Connolly placed on waivers; Kalynuk injured (SCH)

Blackhawks’ opening night roster still unclear entering final week of training camp (Sun-Times)

RECAPS: Blackhawks 6, Red Wings 4 (SCH) (The Athletic) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

Jake McCabe has called Chicago home for years and now he’s at home with the Blackhawks, too (The Athletic)

Alex DeBrincat learning to hold on to the puck for an “extra second” (Sun-Times)


The magic and mayhem of a Forsberg-Duchene-Johansen line (On the Forecheck)

Avalanche lose the game, a goalie and make some roster cuts (Mile High Hockey)

RECAP: Stars 3, Blues 1 (Defending Big D)

Coyotes sign ex-Leaf Galchenyuk to one-year deal (Five for Howling)

RECAPS: Wild 3, Avalanche 1 (Mile High Hockey) (Hockey Wilderness)

Wild claim Rem Pitlick off waivers (Hockey Wilderness)

RECAP: Predators 6, Lightning 1 (On the Forecheck)

Sure seems like Matt Boldy is going to make the roster (Hockey Wilderness)

RECAP: Avalanche 6, Wild 4 (Mile High Hockey) (Hockey Wilderness)


Carey Price to enter NHL/NHLPA player assistance program (Habs Eyes on the Prize)

Preseason: Quinn Hughes scores in debut (NHL)

Devils-Islanders game canceled by power outage (NHL)

Coleman banned for Flames season opener (NHL)

Preseason: Zibanejad scores twice (NHL)

Tkachuk may not start season with Senators (NHL)

Byfield on IR with broken ankle for Kings (NHL)

McElhinney retires after 13 NHL seasons (NHL)

Preseason: Ritchie scores two for Toronto (NHL)

Lehner “encouraged” after NHL, NHLPA talks (NHL) (The Athletic)

Sweden submits three names for Olympics (NHL)

Preseason: Kaprizov scores in debut (NHL)

Matthews aims to start season with Toronto (NHL)

NHL’s top 30 over 30: Counting down the league’s best “old guys” (The Athletic)

“It became borderline dangerous”: Predators’ Mark Borowiecki details his mental health journey (The Athletic)

NHL reaches out to Lehner after social media accusations (TSN) (Sportsnet)

Hughes, Pettersson sign with Canucks (NHL)

Canada submits three names for Olympics (NHL)


In a small Ontario town, the pandemic shutters a junior hockey team and creates an uncertain future (The Athletic)

Understanding the true impact of racism in hockey is the only way we’ll find progress (Sportsnet)

IIHF releases 2022 Olympic schedule (The Ice Garden)

Behind the masks: Inside the studios of the artists who give goalies their game faces (The Athletic)