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Morning Bag Skate: 9-24-21

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


Blackhawks training camp, Day 1: 15 observation, from Jonathan Toews’ return to Jeremy Colliton’s early lineup (The Athletic)

Lazerus: Why Blackhawks should practice load management with Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane (The Athletic)

Blackhawks Bits: Toews practices, Bowman says players are 100 percent vaccinated (SCH)

Toews rejoins Blackhawks as training camp begins: “It’s a good feeling” (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

Blackhawks players, coaches are 100 percent vaccinated (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

What to watch as Blackhawks open training camp on Thursday (SCH)

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)


Tarasenko “here to work” after trade request (NHL)

Second City Hockey’s 2021-22 season preview: St. Louis Blues (SCH)

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)


Eichel fails physical, stripped of captaincy (Die by the Blade)

Laine sees nothing to prove with Columbus (NHL)

Malkin out at least two months of season (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)

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)


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)