Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks brace for defending Stanley Cup champs Penguins

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

Chicago Blackhawks rest up for another day before hosting the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday at United Center.


**Every important Hawks trade rumor (SCH)

**Toews on Hawks’ current roster: ‘I love our group’ (SCH)

**Is it the right time to trade Darling? (SCH)

**Anisimov still not satisfied with overall game (CSN)

**Toews, Kane feeding off each other during Hawks’ hot streak (Chicago Sun Times)

**Hawks were never ‘serious players’ for Hanzal, per report (SCH)


**RECAP: Granlund lifts Wild past Kings (Hockey Wilderness)

**Wild's Zach Parise, Jason Pominville diagnosed with mumps (Star Tribune)

**Predators, Metro plan new ice center in Bellevue (The Tennessean)

**Blues trade Shattenkirk to Capitals (St. Louis GameTime)

**Shattenkirk trade is disappointing (St. Louis GameTime)

**Stars trade Jordie Benn to Habs for Pateryn, draft pick (Defending Big D)

**Avs’ Duchene: “I’m prepared for anything” as trade deadline nears (Denver Post)


**Lightning trade Boyle to Maple Leafs (SBN)

**RECAP: Galchenyuk gives Canadiens win in overtime over Devils (

**RECAP: Kucherov sparks Lightning past Senators (Raw Charge)

**Sens acquire Burrows from Canucks in exchange for Dahlen (Silver Seven)

**Red Wings extend Jensen for 2-year, $1.625M (Winging It In Motown)

**Sens’ Hammond will undergo season-ending hip surgery (PHT)

**Goalie market might be too empty for Fleury trade (SBN)

**Flyers’ Manning suspended for 2 games for hit on Penguins’ Guentzel (Broad Street Hockey)


**Diving, embellishment still rarely penalized in college hockey (Grand Forks Herald)