Morning Bag Skate: Former Blackhawk Brian Campbell throws out first pitch at Cubs-White Sox game

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Brian Campbell, who joined the Chicago Blackhawks’ front office after retiring from his playing career last season, threw out the first pitch of the third game of the Crosstown Classic between the reigning World Series champion Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox on Wednesday at Guarantee Rate Field.

The Cubs won 8-3 to take a 2-1 series lead in the four-game set.


**Watch: Campbell throws out first pitch at Chicago City Series (Chicago Tribune)

**Hawks should pursue Hobey Baker winner Will Butcher, who will hit free agency (SCH)

**Lalonde is free agent 4 years after turning down Hawks contract (The Athletic)

**Crawford's 'forgetfulness' impresses goaltending coach Waite (Chicago Tribune)

**Toews wants to lighten up after bounce-back season (Chicago Tribune)


**Nashville expecting decision from Fisher soon (The Tennessean)

**Preds report card: Colton Sissons (On The Forecheck)

**Preds T25U25: Tyler Moy at No. 21 (On The Forecheck)

**Preds T25U25: Trevor Murphy at No. 22 (On The Forecheck)

**Preds report card: Juuse Saros (On The Forecheck)

**Wild hopes to settle contracts with Niederreiter, Granlund before arbitration (Star Tribune)


**Every major NHL free agency signing (SBN)

**NHL’s T25U25: Follow the complete list (SBN)

**NHL’s T25U25: Calgary’s Sean Monahan at No. 23 (SBN)

**NHL’s T25U25: Montreal’s Jonathan Drouin at No. 24 (SBN)

**Sharks add Dave Barr as assistant (Fear The Fin)

**Coyotes add MacLean, Allen to coaching staff (PHT)

**Rangers sign Zibanejad to 5-year, $26.75 million extension (Blueshirt Banter)


**McDavid ‘really upset’ about missing out on 2018 Olympics (Sportsnet)

**Desjardins named Team Canada men’s hockey head coach for 2018 Olympics (SBN)