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Morning Bag Skate: 1-5-23

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

BLACKHAWKS

Dying Hard: NHL Reverse Standing Update for Jan. 4 (SCH)

Blackhawks Bits: Lukas Reichel recalled amid a flurry of moves (SCH)

Alec Regula embracing healthier mindset after disappointing start (Sun-Times)

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

What we know so far about Patrick Kane’s injury (The Athletic)

Seth Jones scores first PPG by a Blackhawks defenseman since May 2021 (SCH)

Blackhawks World Juniors Prospect Update, 1/3: Stjernborg scores GWG for Sweden, Canada (barely) advances (SCH)

Derek King still bringing signature humor, honesty to Blackhawks assistant role (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

Musings on Madison, Episode 107 — Blackhawks losses keep piling up (SCH)

Blackhawks Week That Was and Will be, 1/2: I’ve Got a New Low (SCH)

Blackhawks looking to stay positive as losses mount (Sun-Times)

Catching up with Pat Foley: Retired Blackhawks broadcaster adds Winter Classic game at Fenway Park to his resume (Tribune)

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

What to expect from the Blackhawks in 2023: End of an era, new faces, more (The Athletic)

Blackhawks trade board 1.0: The latest on Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Max Domi, Seth Jones, more (The Athletic)

Luke Richardson wants Ian Mitchell to play to his strengths (Sun-Times)

Colton Dach exits World Juniors game with injury (SCH)

RECAPS: Blue Jackets 4, Blackhawks 1 (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

NHL GAME RECAPS

Ducks 2, Stars 0 (NHL)

Wild 5, Lightning 1 (NHL)

Devils 5, Red Wings 1 (NHL)

NHL NEWS

Bedard, Canada top US in WJC semifinals (NHL)

Eichel expected to play Thursday (NHL)

Backstrom, Wilson “close” to returning (NHL)

Pacioretty’s Carolina debut may be Thursday (NHL)

Vesey gets 2-year contract with Rangers (NHL)

NHL gives fans “more influence” on All-Star roster (ESPN)

Red Wings put veteran winger Vrana on waivers (ESPN)

WJC Roundup: US, Canada to meet in semis (NHL)

Jarry leaves Winter Classic with injury (NHL)

Kraken to host 2024 Winter Classic vs. Vegas (NHL)

Banged-up Blues put O’Reilly, Tarasenko on IR (ESPN)

Letang could miss Winter Classic (NHL)

Fenway rink build going “according to plan” (NHL)

Crosby looks back on his baseball days ahead of Winter Classic (NHL)

Avalanche bring back MacKinnon from injured reserve (ESPN)

Pavelski signs 1-year contract with Stars (NHL)

Hughes, US secure Group B title at World Juniors (ESPN)

Crosby named to Order of Canada (NHL)

WJC roundup: US eases past Switzerland (NHL)

HOCKEY WORLD

Marc Crawford to coach ZSC Lions for second time (The Athletic)

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

OHL prospect Kazbekov dies, had played Friday (ESPN)

Sources: NHL considering 84-game schedule (ESPN)

2023 World Junior Championship Schedule (NHL)