Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks set to host Artemi Panarin, Blue Jackets

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

The Chicago Blackhawks officially welcome back Artemi Panarin and the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday at the United Center. Panarin was the key part in an offseason trade this summer for Chicago to re-acquire Brandon Saad. Both players had big opening-night performances with Saad scoring a hat trick and Panarin recording three assists.


**Hawks still have 81 games to go (SCH)

**Schmaltz’s speed adds new dimension to Kane’s game (Chicago Sun Times)

**Forsling, Rutta lights Quenneville’s lamp (NBCSports Chicago)

**Where are Hawks prospects playing this season? (SCH)

**How every member of 2017-18 Hawks was acquired (SCH)

**It’s hard to not be excited after Hawks’ blow out win (SCH)

**Watch: Saad scores hat trick (SCH)

**Hawks blast Penguins with 4 goals in less than 3 minutes (SCH)


**RECAP: Neal scores twice in Vegas’ win over Stars (Defending Big D)

**Stars memorialize former broadcaster Strader (SBN)

**Preds return to Pittsburgh for Cup rematch (The Tennessean)

**Upshall jumps right into Blues lineup (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**No red carpet for Hitchcock at Blues’ home opener (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Raising the Staal Brothers: Hard work, humility and family (The Athletic)

**Wild T25U25: Matt Dumba at No. 1 (Hockey Wilderness)


**RECAP: Bobrovsky, Blue Jackets shut out Islanders (Jackets Cannon)

**RECAP: Stamkos gest assist in Lightning win against Panthers (Raw Charge)

**Athanasiou to begin skating with HC Lugano in Switzerland amid contract despite with Red Wings (Winging It In Motown)

**Maple Leafs acquire Pickard from Golden Knights for prospect, pick (Pension Plan Puppets)

**Hurricanes’ 2-captain decision raises questions where there shouldn’t be (Canes Country)


**Junior players making early to NHL jump puts CHL teams to test (Sportsnet)

**WHL Roundup: Tyler Steenbergen (ARI) scores 4 goals as Swift Current beat Saskatoon (Sportsnet)

**OHL Roundup: Albert Michnac has 4 points as Mississauga tops Sudbury (Sportsnet)

**QMJHL Roundup: McKenna hat trick lifts Wildcats past Phoenix (Sportsnet)

**M RECAP: No. 6 Minnesota Duluth extends streak against No. 3 Minnesota with OT win (SBNCH)

**M RECAP: No. 19 Ohio State rallies to defeat No. 12 Badgers (Wisconsin State Journal)

**M RECAP: New Hampshire scores late to upset No. 5 UMass Lowell (USCHO)

**M RECAP: Tortora’s late goal salvages draw for No. 13 BC against Quinnipiac (SBNCH)

**M RECAP: No. 10 Penn State falls to Clarkson (Black Shoes Diaries)

**M RECAP: UConn falls to Maine in OT (The UConn Blog)

**W RECAP: Ohio State upsets No. 4 Minnesota (SBNCH)

**W RECAP: Watt’s hat trick leads No. 3 Boston College past Minnesota Duluth (BC Interruption)