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Morning Bag Skate: 1-11-22

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

BLACKHAWKS

Blackhawks are clear losers in Blue Jackets trade, regardless of Tuesday’s Seth Jones-Adam Boqvist matchup (Sun-Times)

MacKenzie Entwistle standing out among Blackhawks’ mass of bottom-6 forwards (Sun-Times)

Revisiting the Blackhawks-Blue Jackets offseason blockbuster trade (The Athletic)

RECAPS: Blackhawks 2, Golden Knights 1 (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (The Athletic)

Blackhawks notebook: Brett Connolly, Tanner Kero on good terms after “unfortunate” hit (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

Lazerus: Blackhawks trade of Alex Nylander highlights a key difference between Kyle Davidson and Stan Bowman (The Athletic)

Blackhawks prospect Michael Krutil leaves AHL, signs with SHL Vaxjo (On Tap Sports Net)

Despite string of losses, Blackhawks have no choice but to maintain hope (Sun-Times) (The Athletic)

Brandon Hagel further cementing NHL value in 2021-22, even with Blackhawks struggling (Sun-Times)

RECAPS: Coyotes 6, Blackhawks 4 (SCH) (Tribune) (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks 3 more players in COVID-19 protocols, including Brandon Hagel and newcomer Sam Lafferty (Tribune)

Coyotes matchups no longer notable for Dylan Strome (Sun-Times)

Musings on Madison, Episode 75 — New year, new Blackhawks (SCH)

Jan. 18 game against Edmonton is postponed because of attendance restrictions in Canada (Tribune)

Blackhawks trade Alex Nylander to Penguins for Sam Lafferty (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

Blackhawks Bits: Nicolas Beaudin recalled, Kurtis Gabriel re-assigned to IceHogs (SCH)

Caleb Jones, Connor Murphy reportedly have cars stolen at restaurant (Bleacher Report)

CENTRAL DIVISION

RECAP: Avalanche 4, Kraken 3 (NHL)

Klingberg frustrated with contract talks (NHL)

Kirill Kaprizov leaves game vs. Bruins with injury (Hockey Wilderness)

Tarasenko, Perunovich, Walman placed in COVID-19 protocol (St. Louis Game Time)

Wilderness Walk: Rask clears, Hammond recalled, Jones here, Bjugstad out (Hockey Wilderness)

Stars have 10 players removed from protocol (NHL)

Boldy, Rossi potentially making NHL debuts Thursday (Hockey Wilderness)

Blues activate Brayden Schenn from IR, make roster moves (St. Louis Game Time)

WINTER CLASSIC RECAPS: Blues 6, Wild 4 (Hockey Wilderness) (St. Louis Game Time)

Blues place James Neal on waivers (St. Louis Game Time)

Wild sign coach Dean Evason to contract extension (Hockey Wilderness)

Jonas Brodin enters COVID protocol (Hockey Wilderness)

NHL

RECAP: Bruins 7, Capitals 3 (NHL)

RECAP: Kings 3, Rangers 1 (NHL)

NHL postpones Hurricanes’ road game at Flyers (ESPN)

“A rough development”: Omicron has NHL executives worried about the financial impact of declining attendance (The Athletic)

Boeser Pettersson back with Canucks (NHL)

NHL postpones two Monday games (NHL)

Carolina signs NCAA D-1 goalie of year (NHL)

Bergevin named senior adviser to Kings GM (NHL)

Sharks waive Kane, will end contract (NHL)

The NHL’s building battle: How pricey practice pads and locker rooms are reshaping the fight for free agents (The Athletic)

Rask return for Bruins’ AHL team postponed (NHL)

Schwartz out 4-6 weeks, will have surgery (NHL)

Oilers “not quitting on anyone, on our coach” (NHL)

HOCKEY WORLD

Ten years after catastrophic hockey injury, what life is like now for Jack Jablonski (The Athletic)

Wayne Simmonds, Matt Dumba and HDA relive racist experiences for a common goal (The Athletic)

What Alex Sinatra can do for the PHF players’ association (ESPN)

Watch: Chicago Steel’s Adam Fantilli scores “Michigan” goal (On Tap Sports Net)

How Kraken fan Nadia Popvici, 22 words and a lifetime of motivation saved a Canucks trainer’s life (The Athletic)

U SPORTS winter surrounded by uncertainty (The Ice Garden)

OHL to reinstate Canadiens top pick Mallioux (ESPN)

Jared Keeso’s road to “Letterkenny”: How an ex-junior hockey “grinder” became a streaming star (The Athletic)

Travel to a land where it’s always 2004 and meet the people who refuse to let EA Sports NHL ‘04 die (The Athletic)