Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks fall to Rangers in prospect tournament opener

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

Alex DeBrincat had a goal and an assist in the Chicago Blackhawks’ 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers in the Hawks’ Prospect Tournament on Friday in Traverse City, Michigan.


**Prospects' comeback effort stopped short in loss to Rangers (

**Franson won’t fix Blackhawks’ defense, but he makes a fiasco less likely (SCH)

**Rozsival dealing with post-concussion symptoms from Nick Ritchie punch (SCH)

**New wave of prospects, new Rockford coach give Hawks depth charge (Chicago Sun Times)

**Every player rating for Blackhawks in ‘NHL 18’ (SCH)

**Hawks set to open state-of-the-art ice arena ahead of schedule (Chicago Tribune)

**Hawks release complete TV schedule for 2017-18 season (SCH)


**Predators lose d-man Ellis for ‘several months’ due to offseason surgery (SBN)

**Russo: Hockey-obsessed Boudreau putting down Minnesota roots (The Athletic)

**Avs goalie Varlamov moving with cat-like quickness after 2nd hip surgery (Denver Post)


**NHL PTO tracker 2017: All of the tryout deals in one place (SBN)

**#NHLTopPlayers: Nos. 41-50 (

**Nassau Coliseum not an option for Islanders, Bettman says (Newsday)

**LeBrun: A day with deputy commissioner Bill Daly, the busiest man in hockey (The Athletic)

**Canucks sign Horvat to 6-year, $33M extension (SBN)

**Canucks’ Gaunce out until at least November (PHT)

**Flyers goalie Stolarz undergoes surgery to repair torn meniscus, will be out indefinitely (Broad Street Hockey)

** Senators eliminate 1,500 seats due to low attendance (SBN)

**Unsigned Brian Gionta weighs options as season approaches (The Buffalo News)

**NHL’s offside challenge now has a new, more punishing rule (SBN)

**Why NHL’s harsh penalty for failed offside challenges could be smart (SBN)


**Portzline: Ohio State has missed out on Columbus' boom of hockey talent (The Athletic)

**Top 25 Under 25 in women’s hockey: Follow the countdown (The Ice Garden)

**Top 25 Under 25: Wisconsin center Emily Clark at No. 22 (The Ice Garden)

**Top 25 Under 25: Boston College netminder Katie Burt at No. 23 (The Ice Garden)

**Top 25 Under 25: Minnesota’s Sarah Potomak at No. 24 (The Ice Garden)

**Packer comes out of retirement, re-signs with Riveters (The Ice Garden)