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Morning Bag Skate: 9-28-21

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

Observations on Tyler Johnson’s line, Dominik Kubalik’s power-play role, injuries and more (The Athletic)

Lankinen neither offended nor intimidated by Marc-Andre Fleury’s arrival (Sun-Times)

The Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup era started with Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews. Can they help usher in a new one this season? (Tribune)

Ten thoughts on the Blackhawks after three days of training camp (The Athletic)

Blackhawks training camp: 10 observation from Seth Jones getting comfortable, jersey letters, roster competition (The Athletic)

Henrik Borgstrom motivated for “second chance” in NHL (Sun-Times)

Colliton expects Blackhawks’ bigger, deeper defensive corps to better fit his system (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks Bits: Lankinen, Hardman placed in COVID protocol; Fleury, Jones speak (SCH)

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)

CENTRAL DIVISION

Blues announce GM Doug Armstrong has signed a 5-year extension (St. Louis Game Time)

Blues trade Zach Sanford to Senators for Logan Brown (St. Louis Game Time)

Second City Hockey’s 2021-22 season preview: Colorado Avalanche (SCH)

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)

NHL

Sept. 27: NHL preseason roundup (NHL)

Rangers to retire Lundqvist’s No. 30 on Jan. 28 (NHL)

Capitals’ McIlrath suspended four games (NHL)

Senators’ Greig suspended two games (NHL)

New NHL jerseys by Adidas to debut Oct. 12 (NHL)

2021-22 NHL season predictions: What to expect from all 32 teams, playoff projections and offseason grades (The Athletic)

NHL business notebook: Reactions to the Capitals’ jersey ad deal; new names for the Panthers’ arena and the Winter Classic (The Athletic)

Preseason: Kraken win; Vatrano hat trick (NHL)

Hertl could take less to stay with Sharks (NHL)

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)

HOCKEY WORLD

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)

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)