Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks’ Forsling could play vs. Flames

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

Gustav Forling could return to the lineup when the Chicago Blackhawks host the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night at the United Center.

Forsling last saw ice time Oct. 24 when the Flames visit the United Center. He sustained an upper-body injury, but has yet to return.


**Forsling could return vs. Flames (CSNC)

**Hawks’ new top lines are working out so far (Chicago Tribune)

**Schmaltz learning on the fly as he makes leap to NHL (Sun Times)

**Refreshed Hossa off to great start (CSNC)

**Week 3 recap: Rockford takes 1 of 3 (IceHogs)

**Marian Hossa’s daughter steals show in pregame ceremony (SCH)

**Still no timetable for Andrew Desjardins’ return from injury (SCH)


**Stars’ Hemsky will miss 5-6 months after surgery (DBD)

**Blues’ PK keeping them in games (STLToday)

**Hitchcock: Line move for Fabbri isn’t demotion (STLToday)

**Preds’ first two weeks marred with inconsistency (The Tennessean)


**Rangers’ Nash has put last season’s struggles behind him (NY Post)

**Backes doubtful for next two Bruins games (PHT)

**Report: Zacha will remain with Devils (PHT)

**Coyotes send Dvorak to AHL (FFH)

**Maple Leafs place Hunwick on IR (PHT)

**Kings recall Scuderi from AHL (JFTC)


**Minnesota-Duluth claims No. 1 spot after sweep of UND (Duluth News Tribune)

**Team USA looks to defend women’s title at Four Nations (TIG)