Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks cap 4-game homestand against Red Wings

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

The Chicago Blackhawks wrap up a four-game homestand against the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday at United Center. The Hawks have three straight at home to start the year since the Winter Classic.


**Why Hjalmarsson could be traded this summer (SCH)

**Hawks’ puck-possession stats lag behind their title-winning seasons (Chicago Tribune)

**Rookies keep producing for Hawks (CSN)

**Hartman fitting Hawks mold — a grinder who can score (Sun Times)

**Hawks’ prospect Shalunov named to KHL All-Star Game (SCH)

**WATCH: Kane channels his inner Tony Montana for ASG bit (SCH)

**Hawks won’t have alternate jersey next season (SCH)

**LOOK: Toews wears Team USA jersey (SCH)

**Late agent switch doesn’t derail Panarin’s deal (Chicago Tribune)


**RECAP: Hellebuyck, Jets shut out Flames (

**Video: Jets players freak out over Brock Lesnar walks on locker room logo (Puck Daddy)

**RECAP: Hudler lifts Stars past Kings (Defending Big D)

**Emotions will be high as Backes makes his return to St. Louis (STLToday)


**RECAP: Luongo, Panthers shut out Devils (

**RECAP: Capitals top Habs for sixth straight win (Japers’ Rink)

**Gallant says he wasn't fired by Panthers because he failed to embrace analytics (ESPN)

**Kopitar moves past Gretzky on Kings' all-time goals list (theScore)

**Canucks’ Hutton “out for a bit” with hand injury (PHT)

**Oilers assign Puljujarvi to AHL (theScore)

**Flyers first-rounder Rubtsov parts ways with KHL Vityaz, joins QMJHL Chicoutimi (PHT)

**Blue Jackets waive goalie backup McElhinney, recall Forsberg (Jackets Cannon)

**Hurricanes waive Nestrasil (Canes Country)


**2017 projected No. 1 pick Nolan Patrick targeting Friday return (theScore)