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Morning Bag Skate 11-7-23

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


Arvid Soderblom bounces back from Arizona disaster but still has work to do (Sun-Times)

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

10 thoughts on the Blackhawks after 10 games: From Connor Bedard to Luke Richardson (The Athletic)

Lazerus: As you celebrate Blackhawks’ bright future, don’t lose sight of a painful past (The Athletic)

Another lawsuit against Blackhawks: Ex-player, “Black Aces” teammate of Kyle Beach alleges 2010 sexual assault by former coach (Tribune) (Sun-Times) (The Athletic) (SCH) (Tribune, II)

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

Wyatt Kaiser wears a neck guard, saying after Adam Johnson’s death, “it just wasn’t worth the risk” (Tribune)

“Memory of a goldfish”: Soderblom wants to put disastrous last start behind him (Tribune)

Ryan Donato’s offensive versatility and “no problem” attitude helping Blackhawks (Sun-Times)

Musings on Madison, Episode 135 — The Blackhawks’ roller-coaster ride of a week (SCH)

Korchinski’s play justifies starting entry-level contract (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks prospect roundup: Adam Gajan staying busy in USHL (The Athletic)

Blackhawks Bits: The Lukas Reichel Center Experiment ends (for now) (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

The cap implications for the Blackhawks burning a year for Kevin Korchinski (Sun-Times)

What’s driving the Blackhawks’ early-season success on the penalty kill? (SCH)

Camp conversation leads to Taylor Raddysh becoming staple on Blackhawks’ penalty kill (Sun-Times)

Connor Bedard pouring in goals while focusing on getting more physically engaged (Sun-Times)

RECAPS: Coyotes 8, Blackhawks 1 (SCH) (Sun-Times)

Korchinski might not feel like an NHLer yet, but he’s here to stay (The Athletic)

Vlasic’s impressive start to season interrupted by concussion (Sun-Times)

Called up to the Blackhawks, Phillips wants to “show that I can be here” (Tribune)

Blackhawks want Reichel to give plays more time to unfold (Sun-Times)

Lazerus: Reichel and Bedard could be a match made in hockey heaven, so let’s find out (The Athletic)

Dickinson has deceptive speed to defend fastest opponent (Sun-Times)

Where was the Blackhawks’ response to Vegas’ dirty hit on Alex Vlasic? Up on the scoreboard (The Athletic)

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


Panthers 5, Blue Jackets 4 (NHL)

Maple Leafs 6, Lightning 5 (NHL)

Bruins 3, Stars 2 (NHL)

Canucks 6, Oilers 2 (NHL)


Andersen out indefinitely, Halak joins Hurricanes (NHL)

Backstrom “unlikely” to play again this season: GM (NHL)

Bolts’ Vasilevskiy tracking towards early return (ESPN)

Hughes out week-to-week with upper-body injury (NHL)

Mangiapane suspended 1 game for cross-checking (NHL)

Barzal fined $5,000 for actions in Islanders game (NHL)

Leafs’ Liljegren placed on IR after Marchand hit (ESPN)

Rangers’ Fox to long-term IR amid flurry of moves (ESPN)

Dorion out as Senators GM, Staios named interim (NHL)

Hart leaves Flyers game with mid-body injury (NHL)

Backstrom stepping away, has “ongoing injury situation” (NHL)

NHL, union talking safety after Johnson’s death (ESPN)

Report: Habs 10% stake sold at record valuation (ESPN)

Senators forfeit draft pick over invalidated trade (ESPN)

McAvoy of Bruins suspended 4 games by player safety (NHL)

Report: Stastny retiring from NHL after 17 seasons (NHL)

NHL Buzz: Poitras will remain with Bruins (NHL)

Penguins advocate for neck protection mandate (ESPN)

Penguins pay tribute to former player Johnson (ESPN)

McDavid returns for Oilers at Heritage Classic (NHL)

Thornton retires from NHL after 24 seasons (NHL)

Clifton of Sabres suspended 2 games for check to head (NHL)

Bruins put Lucic on IR after taking puck to ankle (ESPN)

Sens’ Chabot out 4-6 weeks with broken hand (ESPN)

Dermott: NHL-defying show of Pride was needed (ESPN)


Canada women’s national team roster announced for first leg of Rivalry Series (The Ice Garden)

WHL to make neck guard protection mandatory (ESPN)

2023-24 PWHL signing tracker (The Ice Garden)

EIHA making neck guards, protectors mandatory (ESPN)

Former NHL player Adam Johnson, 29, dies after getting cut in neck by a skate during a game in England (Tribune)