Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks' Ville Pokka added to Finland's roster for 2016 World Cup of Hockey

Our daily look at Blackhawks news and the happenings around the hockey world.

Chicago Blackhawks prospect Ville Pokka was added to Finland's roster for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey on Friday.

The roster announcements began at 2 a.m. with Finland and continued with Czech Republic and Russia at 4 a.m. CT. Sweden will make the next announcement at 10 a.m. followed by Europe (5:09 p.m.), USA (5:13 p.m.), North America (5:16 p.m.) and Canada (5:22 p.m.). All times are central.


**Pokka joins Teravainen on Finland's roster (SCH)

**Anisimov, Panarin make Russia's roster (SCH)

**Kempny named to Czech Republic's roster (SCH)

**SCH Days of Fandom: Favorite non-Blackhawks player (SCH)


**Blues' banner season ends on flat note (STLtoday)

**What went wrong for Blues in Game 6 (STLtoday)

**Blues watch party at Ballpark Village brings mostly sad faces (STLtoday)

**Free agent Brouwer wants to stick with Blues (theScore)

**Preds hope for 'well-rounded' Wilson (The Tennessean)

**Year-end review: Cody McLeod (MHH)


**RECAP: Pens edge Bolts, advance to first Stanley Cup Final in seven years (Pensburgh)

**Red Wings acquire Dylan Sadowy, sign him to ELC (WIIM)

**Report: Gudbranson turned down four-year, $18 million extension from Panthers (theScore)

**Panthers offering six-year deal to Trocheck (theScore)

**Senators' Chris Phillips announces retirement (Silver Seven)

**No buyout for Girardi, but Rangers willing to trade almost anyone (NY Post)

**Coytoes 'thrilled' to bring assistant coach Newell Brown back (PHT)


**OHL IceDogs fire coach, GM Williamson (St. Catharines Standard)

**Memorial Cup: Leafs' prospect Marner approaching tournament scoring record (Yahoo!)

**Flames eye Tkachuk at Memorial Cup (Calgary Herald)

**Draft profile: Will Lockwood (SBNCH)