Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks’ Brent Seabrook to play in 1,000th career NHL game

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

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook will play in his 1,000th career NHL game Thursday, when the team hosts the Winnipeg Jets at the United Center.


**NHL announces odds for 2018 draft lottery (SCH)

**Hawks recall Delia, reassign Berube to AHL (SCH)

**Ejdsell, Dylan Sikura adding to Hawks’ youth movement (SCH)

**Hawks sign defenseman prospect Hillman to 2-year ELC (SCH)

**Durable as they come, Seabrook approaches 1,000-game milestone (Chicago Sun-Times)


**RECAP: Avs misses big chance to gain ground in playoff chase with loss to Flyers (The Denver Post)

**Avs captain Landeskog reaches 500 games at age 25 (The Denver Post)

**Preds avoiding complacency in stretch run (The Tennessean)

**Newest Blues are fresh from college (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Why more Wild wins in 2018? Limiting good shots is part of answer (Star Tribune)

**Beloved teammate, hated opponent: Stars’ Roussel maintains perspective (The Athletic)

**By the numbers: Stars collapse one of the worst in the salary cap era (The Athletic)


**RECAP: Leafs closer to playoff spot after defeating Panthers (Pension Plan Puppets)

**RECAP: Caps top Rangers in OT, on verge of playoff berth (Japers’ Rink)

**RECAP: Golden Knights lose to Coyotes, fail to pad Pacific lead (

**Bruins sign Chara to 1-year, $5M extension (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

**Bruins’ Marchand suspended 10 games for hit (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

**Senators sign NCAA free agent Sturtz of Penn State to 2-year entry-level deal (Silver Seven)

**How the Devils got the power play rolling when they desperately needed it (The Athletic)


**Get to know Minnesota’s new coach Motzko (Star Tribune)

**Reusse: Motzko will bring informal style, success to Minnesota (Star Tribune)

**Motzko’s departure for Gophers leaves St. Cloud State hurting (Star Tribune)

**6 cities set to host CHL’s 2018 Canada-Russia Series announced (Sportsnet)

**OHL Playoffs: Katchouk leads Greyhounds past Spirit (Sportsnet)

**QMJHL Playoffs: Drake Batherson helps Armada complete sweep of Foreurs (Sportsnet)

**WHL Playoffs: Willms perfect as Warriors blank Raiders to take 3-1 lead (Sportsnet)