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Morning Bag Skate: 2-23-23

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RECAPS: Blackhawks 4, Stars 3 (SCH) (Tribune)

Blackhawks acquire Nikita Zaitsev, draft picks for future considerations (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (The Athletic)

Are the Rangers still a realistic possibility for Patrick Kane? (The Athletic)

Blackhawks realizing Ian Mitchell is most effective when allowed to be himself (Sun-Times)
(Editor’s note: Aren’t we all?)

Reports and updates swirl, but still no Patrick Kane trade — yet (SCH)

RECAPS: Blackhawks 3, Golden Knights 2 (SCH) (Sun-Times)

Toews’ long COVID diagnosis adds another concerning dimension to health issues (Sun-Times)

Toews’ teammates feel a mix of loss and optimism as they push on without him (Tribune)

Kane’s trade saga is like a game of musical chairs — with the Blackhawks possibly left standing (Tribune)

Film review: Cole Guttman quickly adapting to NHL game (The Athletic)

Did Patrick Kane play his last Chicago home game? What I’m hearing about Blackhawks (The Athletic)

Blackhawks Week That Was and Will Be, 2/20: Holding On (SCH)

Stalock hopes tricky eyesight issue has finally been resolved (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks have seen the emotional gamut with trades — from excitement to heartache (Tribune)

Blackhawks trade tracker: Kane en fuego, Toews’ health and more deadline updates (The Athletic)

RECAPS: Blackhawks 5, Maple Leafs 3 (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (The Athletic)

Blackhawks release statement from Jonathan Toews (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (The Athletic) (The Athletic, II)

Samuel Savoie modeling Max Domi while preparing for NHL future (Sun-Times)

RECAPS: Blackhawks 4, Senators 3 (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)


Islanders 2, Jets 1 (NHL)

Flames 6, Coyotes 3 (NHL)


Kaplan: Latest on Patrick Kane, Boston Bruins and more trade buzz (ESPN)

Ovechkin back, could play against Ducks (NHL)

Muzzin out for rest of season for Maple Leafs (NHL)

Marchand: “Nobody cares” about records on Bruins (ESPN)

Vegas trades defenseman Weber to Coyotes (ESPN)

Makar in concussion protocol (NHL)

Barzal out week to week for Islanders (NHL)

Capitals hope Ovechkin returns this week (NHL)

Flyers F Konecny exits win with upper-body injury (ESPN)

Motte traded to Rangers by Senators (NHL)

Johnson out indefinitely for Avalanche (NHL)

GM: Maple Leafs in Cup-or-bust mode after trade (ESPN)

Kings’ Copley ejected for punching with glove on (ESPN)

DeBrincat won’t be traded, Ottawa GM says (NHL)

NHLPA names Walsh new executive director (NHL)

Jerrard dies at 57, former NHL assistant (NHL)

Red Wings sign Maatta to 2-year, $6M extension (ESPN)

Mikhail Ovechkin, Alex’s father, dies at 71 (NHL)

Anderson signs 8-year contract with Kings (NHL)

Gavrikov out for “trade-related reasons” (NHL)

Fake memorabilia worth millions seized (ESPN)

Scott Wheeler’s top 50 drafted NHL prospects ranking, 2023 edition (The Athletic)
(Some Blackhawks prospects are on this list, by the way)


The Ice Garden’s NCAA Poll: Queens of Beans (The Ice Garden)

Canada wins, ties women’s hockey series with US (ESPN)

Regional sports net skips $140M interest owed (ESPN)

Ukraine youth hockey team wins again in Quebec (ESPN)

Sabres prospect lifts Northeastern to Beanpot title (ESPN)