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Morning Bag Skate: 2-4-21

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


Young Guns Report: Lankinen, Kurashev biggest surprises in first 10 games (SCH)

What’s making the power play so good? (SCH)

Practice updates: Bowey recalled; Kalynuk, Teply assigned to Rockford (SCH)

Kubalik trying to shoot through early-season goal drought (Sun-Times)

RECAPS: Hurricanes 4, Blackhawks 3 OT (SCH) (Canes Country) (The Athletic) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

DeBrincat, Beaudin removed from COVID-19 Protocol List (SCH)

Former WBBM, WGN reporter George Ofman launches podcast episode with Eddie Olczyk (SCH)

Chicago teams “months away” from hosting fans at games (NBC Sports Chicago)

Practice updates: Lucas Carlsson returns to practice after missing third period of Sunday’s game (SCH)

NHL’s 2-game series allow Blackhawks — and their opponents — to adjust between games (Sun-Times)


Petr Mrazek undergoes thumb surgery (Canes Country)

RECAPS: Lightning 5, Red Wings 1 (Raw Charge) (Winging it in Motown)

RECAPS: Stars 6, Blue Jackets 3 (Defending Big D) (The Cannon)

RECAPS: Lightning 5, Predators 2 (Raw Charge) (On the Forecheck)

Nikita Kucherov injury update (Raw Charge)


RECAP: Bruins 4, Flyers 3 (NHL)

RECAP: Canadiens 5, Canucks 3 (NHL)

RECAP: Oilers 4, Senators 2 (NHL)

RECAP: Jets 3, Flames 2 (NHL)

RECAP: Blues 4, Coyotes 3 (NHL)

RECAP: Avalanche 2, Wild 1 (NHL)

DeAngelo has played his last game for Rangers (NHL)

NHL announces updates to season schedule (NHL)

Devils games postponed through Saturday (NHL)


Remainder of NWHL season suspended due to new positive COVID tests, safety concerns (The Ice Garden)

A timeline of the NWHL’s Lake Placid mayhem (The Ice Garden)

Daniel Carcillo hopes to heal fellow TBI survivors with psilocybin mushrooms (Sun-Times)