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Morning Bag Skate: 12-27-22

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Blackhawks’ World Juniors Update, 12/26: Sweden blows out Austria, Canada blows it (SCH)

From car salesman to zookeeper: What the Blackhawks would be doing if they weren’t playing hockey (The Athletic)

Time may be ticking to catch Patrick Kane in a Blackhawks jersey at home (The Athletic)

Leo Carlsson emerging as fourth elite option for Blackhawks in 2023 NHL Draft (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks team has worsened, but stability, outlook have improved since last Christmas (Sun-Times)

RECAPS: Blackhawks 5, Blue Jackets 2 (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

What will the Blackhawks look like under likely future captain Seth Jones? (The Athletic)

CHL, USHL prospect update, 12/22: Rinzel leads USA to gold at World Junior A Challenge (SCH)

AHL prospect update, 12/22: Reichel, Guttman fueling IceHogs’ surge (SCH)

NCAA prospect update, 12/22: Green Machine rolls on (SCH)

With aggressiveness long gone, Blackhawks’ penalty kill bleeding goals (Sun-Times)

RECAPS: Predators 4, Blackhawks 2 (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

Kevin Lankinen returns to Chicago amid strong start with Predators: “This is my path” (Sun-Times)

Lazerus: As bleak as things are for Blackhawks, it’s actually worse in Nashville (The Athletic)

Why prospect Isaak Phillips believes his game is “trending the right way” for Blackhawks (The Athletic)

Report: Senators “made a call” on Seth Jones (SCH)

Musings on Madison, Episode 106 — A still-too-early discussion on the futures of Toews and Kane (SCH)

Isaak Phillips brings increased confidence, grit into juicy NHL opportunity (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks satisfied with box-plus-one defensive structure, just not with execution (Sun-Times)

Alex Stalock returns after 1-1/2 months in concussion protocol: “You don’t think it’s going to happen to you” (Tribune)


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WJC Roundup: Svozil, Czechia stun Canada (NHL)

Sabres-Blue Jackets game Tuesday postponed (NHL)

Winter Classic entertainment announced (NHL)

NHL suspends Wild forward Shaw for kneeing (ESPN)

NHL postpones 2 games due to weather (NHL)

Bruins make new policies in wake of Miller signing (ESPN)

Zub signs 4-year contract with Senators (NHL)

Lightning-Sabres game Friday postponed (NHL)

Stars’ Gurianov taking indefinite leave of absence (ESPN)

Mete’s grandfather killed in mass shooting (NHL)

Kunin out rest of season for Sharks (NHL)

Atkinson to miss season for Flyers (NHL)

Sharks’ Hertl suspended 2 games (NHL)

Ankle injury ends Hammond’s NHL career (NHL)

Skinner signs 3-yar contract with Oilers (NHL)

Jenner to miss 4 weeks with broken thumb (NHL)

Maple Leafs get Hunt in trade with Avs for Malgin (ESPN)

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)


Playfair uses hockey life for “Letterkenny” role (NHL)

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)

2023 World Junior Championship Schedule (NHL)