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Morning Bag Skate: 1-12-22

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RECAPS: Blackhawks 4, Blue Jackets 2 (SCH) (The Cannon) (Tribune) (Sun-Times) (The Athletic)

Blackhawks Bits: McCabe added to COVID-19 protocol; Galvas to make NHL debut (SCH)

Seth Jones among 4 members of the Blackhawks placed in COVID-19 protocols (Tribune)

Tape-to-tape: Lukas Reichel is NHL-ready, but does that mean the Blackhawks should call him up? (The Athletic) (Sun-Times)

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

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)


RECAPS: Predators 5, Avalanche 4 (On the Forecheck) (Mile High Hockey)

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)


RECAP: Lightning 6, Sabres 1 (NHL)

RECAP: Panthers 5, Canucks 2 (NHL)

RECAP: Maple Leafs 4, Golden Knights 3 (NHL)

RECAP: Penguins 4, Ducks 1 (NHL)

RECAP: Sharks 3, Red Wings 2 (NHL)

Islanders coach Barry Trotz placed in COVID-19 protocol (ESPN)

Eichel skates for Vegas for first time (NHL)

E. Kane’s agent, Oilers speak, GM says (NHL)

NHL announces coaches for All-Star Game (NHL)

Red Wings name Lidstrom VP of hockey ops (NHL)

Rask sign 1-year contract with Bruins (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)


Canada announces 2022 Olympic roster (The Ice Garden)

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)