Morning Bag Skate: 3 Blackhawks prospects to play in Beanpot tournament

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

Chicago Blackhawks forward prospect Dylan Sikura and defenseman Ryan Shea will suit up for Northeastern against Boston College at 5 p.m. ET today in the first game of the Beanpot tournament. Defenseman Chad Krys and Boston University will play Harvard in the second game.

The losers of each game will play in the consolation game next Monday followed by the championship game.


**As Blackhawks’ veteran core withers, Nick Schmaltz, next generation stepping up (Chicago Sun-Times)

**Bouma excited to be back in lineup (Chicago Tribune)


**Gunnarsson gets a turn on blueline (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Wild’s Coyle focused on maintaining offensive aggression (Star Tribune)

**NHL suspends Preds’ Forsberg 3 games for hit on Vesey (On The Forecheck)

**Preds acquire McNeill from Stars (On The Forecheck)

**How Fisher impacts Preds’ deadline plans (The Tennessean)

**Avs should trade Barrie to Maple Leafs for Marner (Mile High Hockey)


**RECAP: Golden Knights rally past Capitals (Knights On Ice)

**RECAP: Petry, Lehkonen help Canadiens past Senators (Habs Eyes On The Prize)

**Habs’ Plekanec records the 600th point of his NHL career (Habs Eyes On The Prize)

**RECAP: Burns, Dell propel Sharks to win against Hurricanes (Fear The Fin)

**Devils recall Eddie Lack; demote Ken Appleby (theScore)


**How to watch the Beanpot tournament (NESN)