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Morning Bag Skate: 2-15-21

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


Blackhawks have found stellar first line with Kane, DeBrincat, Suter (Sun-Times)

RECAPS: Blackhawks 3, Blue Jackets 2 (SCH) (The Cannon) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (The Athletic)

Carpenter removed from COVID-19 Protocol list, Murphy placed on IR (SCH)

Blackhawks remain patient for prospect Artur Kayumov’s arrival from Russia (The Athletic)

Blackhawks believe they’re “positioned pretty well” for NHL’s expansion draft (Sun-Times)

Boqvist preparing for return after recovering from COVID-19 (Sun-Times)

Hagel’s tenacious work ethic proving infectious for Blackhawks (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks wrestling with lessons to learn after giving up 4 goals in 3rd period of a 6-5 collapse to the Blue Jackets: “Just kind of a bad feeling in all our stomachs” (Tribune)

RECAPS: Blue Jackets 6, Blackhawks 5 (SCH) (The Cannon) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (The Athletic)

Watch: Rookies Mitchell, Beaudin score first career NHL goals (SCH)

Blackhawks’ 6-1-3 run sits on a shaky foundation (SCH)

Lucas Wallmark removed from COVID-19 Protocol list (SCH)


Stamkos gives update on his positive COVID test (Raw Charge)

red Wings place Danny Dekeyser on waivers (Winging it in Motown)

RECAPS: Lightning 6, Panthers 1 (Raw Charge) (Litter Box Cats)

RECAP: Red Wings 4, Predators 2 (On the Forecheck)

RECAPS: Hurricanes 4, Stars 3 (Canes Country) (Defending Big D)


RECAP: Penguins 6, Capitals 3 (NHL)

RECAP: Golden Knights 1, Avalanche 0 (NHL)

Sabres coach back at practice, had COVID-19 (NHL)

Thornton back from injury for Maple Leafs (NHL)

Devils ready to return to practice (NHL)

RECAP: Senators 2, Jets 1 (NHL)

RECAP: Golden Knights 3, Sharks 1 (NHL)

RECAP: Islanders 4, Bruins 2 (NHL)

RECAP: Canadiens 2, Maple Leafs 1 (NHL)

RECAP: Blues 5, Coyotes 4 (NHL)


Lamoureux twins, who led US to gold in 2018, announce retirement (The Athletic) (The Ice Garden)

Building rink unique task at Lake Tahoe (NHL)

How Cammi Granato and Kendall Coyne Schofield — once an Olympic gold medalist and her 7-year-old protege — are now taking bold steps in the NHL together (Chicago Tribune)

Why playing arena hockey can be risky during the pandemic (CBC)