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Morning Bag Skate: 9-23-21

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.

BLACKHAWKS

Blackhawks release 2021 training camp roster (SCH)

Blakchawks enter jam-packed training camp with many questions to answer (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks training camp roster battles: Evaluating every player’s job security (The Athletic)

After all these years, Blackhawks goalie Marc-Andre Fleury is still chasing “the goosebumps” (The Athletic)

What Brian Urlacher’s past may tell us about Jonathan Toews’ future (SCH)

“It just gives you motivation”: Seth Jones eager to shut his critics down and lift the Blackhawks up (The Athletic)

Lukas Reichel will push for an NHL spot: 10 thoughts from the Blackhawks rookie games (The Athletic)

Kirby Dach, healthy at last, hopes intensive summer training leads to explosive season (Sun-Times)

A different approach: Here’s a Blackhawks prospect pyramid (SCH)

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Reactions and full ballot reveal (SCH)

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Alex DeBrincat is a natural No. 1 (SCH)

Blackhawks sign 2021 first-round pick Nolan Allan to entry-level contract (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Kirby Dach at No. 2 (SCH)

Blackhawks prospect breakdown: Nolan Allan’s defensive ability propelled him into the first round (The Athletic)

CENTRAL DIVISION

Second City Hockey’s 2021-22 season preview: Minnesota Wild (SCH)

Wild sign Kirill Kaprizov to 5-year deal (Hockey Wilderness)

Second City Hockey’s 2021-22 season preview: Winnipeg Jets (SCH)

Second City Hockey’s 2021-22 season preview: Arizona Coyotes (SCH)

Second City Hockey’s 2021-22 season preview: Dallas Stars (SCH)

Second City Hockey’s 2021-22 season preview: Nashville Predators (SCH)

Wild ready to “move ahead” without Kaprizov (Hockey Wilderness)

NHL

NHL investigation: Evander Kane did not bet on games (NHL)

Pettersson, Hughes miss Canucks camp start (NHL)

Matthews expected to be ready for opener (NHL)

Dahlin agrees to 3-year contract Sabres (NHL)

Petersen signs 3-year contract with Kings (NHL)

Elvis Merzlikins signed to 5-year contract extension (The Cannon)

Thomas agrees to two-year contract with Blues (NHL)

Hayes out for Flyers camp, start of season (NHL)

Travis Zajac retires as a Devil (All About the Jersey)

Green hopeful RFAs Pettersson, Hughes re-join team soon (TSN)

Drouin left Canadiens with anxiety issues (NHL)

Zajac retires from NHL after 15 seasons (NHL)

How did the NHL get such a high number of vaccinated players? (The Athletic)

Report: Panarin doesn’t want to be captain (NHL)

Golden Knights sign Nolan Patrick to 2-year deal (Knights on Ice)

Second City Hockey’s 2021-22 season preview: Pacific Division (SCH)

Second City Hockey’s 2021-22 season preview: Metropolitan Division (SCH)

Second City Hockey’s 2021-22 season preview: Atlantic Division (SCH)

HOCKEY WORLD

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

A conversation with PHF commissioner Ty Tumminia (The Ice Garden)

“You cannot miss this window”: As Olympics approach, what’s next for pro women’s hockey? (The Athletic)