Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks await NHL trade deadline

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

The Chicago Blackhawks, who are 24th in the league and 11 points out of the second wild card position in the Western Conference, will look to be sellers at the NHL trade deadline. The deadline is 2 p.m. Central time.


**Jets, Flyers, Hurricanes have shown interest in Hartman, per report (SCH)

**Hawks place Bouma on waivers (SCH)

**4 ex-Hawks win Olympic medals (SCH)

**Hawks expecting to lose some familiar faces by Monday’s trade deadline (Chicago Sun-Times)

**Tracking every Chicago Blackhawks trade rumor leading up to the 2018 deadline (SCH)


**RECAP: Preds shut out Blues in 4th straight win (On The Forecheck)

**Preds trade Pontus Aberg for fourth-round pick (On The Forecheck)

**RECAP: Wild rally past Sharks, win 4th straight (Hockey Wilderness)

**Soshnikov gets his feet wet with Blues (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)


**Tracking every completed trade before the 2018 NHL trade deadline (SBN)

**Maple Leafs acquire Plekanec from Canadiens in 4-player deal (Pension Plan Puppets)

**With Plekanec, the Maple Leafs have vastly improved their centre depth (Pension Plan Puppets)

**Sharks have discussed Erik Karlsson trade with Senators, per report (SBN)

**Bruins acquire Nash from Rangers in 4-player trade (SBN)

**Bruins sign Team USA captain Gionta for rest of season (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

**RECAP: Sabres spoil Nash’s debut with Bruins (Die By The Blade)

**RECAP: Daley, Red Wings hand Rangers 7th straight loss (Winging It In Motown)

**RECAP: McDavid, Oilers hold off Ducks in shootout (

**RECAP: Markstrom, Canucks spoil Kuemper’s debut with Coyotes (


**QMJHL Roundup: Baker’s two goals lead Voltigeurs past Mooseheads (Sportsnet)

**WHL Roundup: Steenbergen, Gawdin, Skinner, lead Broncos past Oil Kings (Sportsnet)