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Morning Bag Skate: 2-24-22

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

BLACKHAWKS

Blackhawks Prospect Report: Blackhawks Prospect Report: Söderblom, Reichel compete to be IceHogs MVP (SCH)

Blackhawks work on 6-on-5, 5-on-6 scenarios in practice after Sunday debacle (Sun-Times)

Jujhar Khaira likely out for season after back surgery (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks trade tiers: Who’s staying, who could be going and what about Dylan Strome? (The Athletic)

Blackhawks Bits: Hagel talks trade rumors; Lankinen nears return (SCH)

Amidst surprising trade rumors, Hagel keeping his head level (Sun-Times)

Lankinen is likely to be in goal for the Blackhawks this weekend — but the wait appears longer for Toews and Tyler Johnson (Tribune)

Blackhawks Bits: Slavin assigned to Rockford; Hull no longer a team ambassador (SCH)

Columns reacting to the Bobby Hull news (Sun-Times) (The Athletic)

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

Why the Blackhawks’ next GM needs to make a more patient approach with player development (The Athletic)

Blackhawks notebook: More patient approach to prospect development catching on (Sun-Times)

RECAPS: Stars 1, Blackhawks 0 (SCH) (Defending Big D) (Tribune) (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks recall Lukas Reichel; Toews to IR (SCH)

RECAPS: Blue Jackets 7, Blackhawks 4 (SCH) (The Cannon) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

Why the Blackhawks might be a perfect fit for KHL star Andrei Kuzmenko next season (The Athletic)

CENTRAL DIVISION

RECAP: Stars 3, Jets 2 (Defending Big D)

RECAP: Avalanche 5, Red Wings 2 (Mile High Hockey)

RECAP: Kings 3, Coyotes 2 (NHL)

Ladd out 4-6 weeks with injury (NHL)

Ritchie traded to Coyotes by Maple Leafs (NHL)

Foligno suspended two games for kneeing Lowry (Hockey Wilderness)

Craig Berube signs three-year extension (St. Louis Game Time)

Tyler Bozak reaches significant career milestone (St. Louis Game Time)

Mats Zuccarello is key to Wild’s success rest of season (Hockey Wilderness)

NHL

RECAP: Lightning 5, Oilers 3 (NHL)

RECAP: Canadiens 4, Sabres 0 (NHL)

Maple Leafs’ 2020 first-round pick has brain tumor (NHL)

NHL, NHLPA, TikTok announce partnership (NHL)

For NHL goaltenders, stretching the body’s limits comes at a cost: “It’s not too natural” (The Athletic)

Hamilton to return for Devils on Thursday (NHL)

Francis dies, built Rangers into contender (NHL)

Canadiens could trade Chiarot, Petry, per GM (NHL)

Giroux plans to discuss future with Flyers (NHL)

Lehner could return “sooner than later” (NHL)

Crosby scores 500th goal for Penguins (NHL)

NHL’s first all-Black TV broadcast set for Thursday (ESPN)

Jagr on turning 50, continuing to play (NHL)

HOCKEY WORLD

PHF announces roster expansion, salary cap details (The Ice Garden)

Former Ranger Sean Avery, 41, signs with ECHL team (ESPN)

Finland wins first Olympic men’s ice hockey gold (ESPN)

Tyler Tumminia to step down as PHF commissioner following playoffs (The Ice Garden)

IIHF, NHL hoping for early deal for 2026 Olympics (ESPN)