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Morning Bag Skate: 12-19-22

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

BLACKHAWKS

RECAPS: Rangers 7, Blackhawks 1 (SCH) (Sun-Times)

“It’s been a good ride”: Kane and Toews will play their 1,000th game together (Tribune)

Seth, Caleb Jones making progress as Luke Richardson urges safer play (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks trying to “simplify” overall game instead of searching for small tweaks (Sun-Times)

“He’s worthy of a bigger role”: Blackhawks prospect Ryan Green has found another level (The Athletic)

Blackhawks by the numbers: Scoring trends — and none of them good — coincide with a 1-13-1 slump (Tribune)

RECAPS: Wild 4, Blackhawks 1 (SCH) (Sun-Times)

RECAPS: Golden Knights 4, Blackhawks 1 (SCH) (Sun-Times)

Luke Richardson learning how to maintain delicate balances as coach of a losing team (Sun-Times)

Toews finding the fun — and maybe the future — in Blackhawks’ rebuild (The Athletic)

Toews’ positivity fades to discouragement after Blackhawks’ ugly loss to Capitals (Sun-Times)

RECAPS: Capitals 7, Blackhawks 3 (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

4 Blackhawks prospects named to Canada’s World Juniors team (SCH)

Blackhawks Week That Was and Will Be, 12/12: Learnin’ from the Devil(s) (SCH)

Mrazek activated from injured reserve (SCH)

Assessing the Blackhawks biggest threats for the No. 1 overall pick in 2023 (SCH)

Dickinson searching for offense but appreciating steady role (Sun-Times)

Tyler Johnson close to returning from an ankle sprain: “It was really frustrating” (Tribune)

Blackhawks Monday Report: Richardson stays upbeat, Strome returns and basement’s in sight (The Athletic)

Turns out Blackhawks are awful enough to contend for top draft pick, after all (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks’ hesitance to shoot exacerbating talent deficit (Sun-Times)

RECAPS: Jets 3, Blackhawks 1 (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

NHL GAME RECAPS

Wild 4, Senators 2 (NHL)

Hurricanes 3, Penguins 2 (NHL)

Kraken 3, Jets 2 (NHL)

Flames 5, Sharks 2 (NHL)

NHL NEWS

Pietrangelo rejoins Vegas after daughter recovers (ESPN)

Sedlak released by Flyers after request (NHL)

Wheeler out 4 weeks with lower-body injury (NHL)

Watson fined maximum for interference (NHL)

Moore signs 5-year contract with Kings (NHL)

Trotz says he’s unlikely to coach this season (NHL)

Ovechkin taking Howe chase “step by step” (NHL)

Surging Penguins lose D Petry, F Zucker to injury (ESPN)

Salary cap expected to rise $1 million in 2023-24 (NHL)

Flames’ Tanev helped off after slap shot to head (ESPN)

Kraken claim Tolvanen off waivers (The Athletic)

Golden Knights place leading scorer Eichel on IR (ESPN)

Letang returns for Penguins after stroke (NHL)

Capitals place Kuemper on IR (NHL)

McCarron enters Player Assistance program (NHL)

NHL suspends Kraken D Oleksiak for three games (ESPN)

HOCKEY WORLD

Wright named Canada captain for WJC (NHL)

Luke Hughes named US captain for WJC (NHL)

OHL prospect Kazbekov dies, had played Friday (ESPN)

Sources: NHL considering 84-game schedule (ESPN)

New Hockey Canada board asked to fix image (ESPN)

PHF salary cap reaches new high: Will double to $1.5 million for ‘23-24 season (The Ice Garden)

2023 World Junior Championship Schedule (NHL)