Morning Bag Skate: Alexandre Fortin earns 3-year entry-level contract with Blackhawks

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

After being passed over in two NHL drafts, forward Alexandre Fortin has found a home in the NHL on a three-year entry-level contract with the Chicago Blackhawks.


**Hawks sign Fortin to 3-year entry-level contract (SCH)

**Rasmussen looks to build off experience (CSNC)

**Kruger on rehabilitated wrist: ‘Nothing is going to hold me back’ (Tribune)

**Hossa, Team Europe advance to World Cup final vs. Canada (SCH)


**Blues open preseason with 7-3 win over Blue Jackets (STLToday)

**Blues get big game from rookie Agostino (STLToday)

**Blues’ Schwartz feels more like himself these days (STLToday)

**Grigorenko scores lone goal in Avs’ scrimmage (MHH)

**Strait says becoming a Jet was destiny (Winnipeg Free Press)

**Perreault: Trouba trade request ‘a weird request’ (Winnipeg Free Press)


**Las Vegas NHL team seeks minor-league affiliate (LV Review-Journal)

**Clark MacArthur suffers concussion during Sens scrimmage (Silver Seven)

**Watch: Sens’ Ryan goes after Sieloff for hit on MacArthur (theScore)


**North Dakota’s Lisa Marvin cleared to play again (Grand Forks Herald)