Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks head to New York for road trip

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

Chicago Blackhawks head to New York to start a three-game road trip where they’ll face the Rangers on Tuesday and the Islanders on Thursday.


**Seabrook, Toews will travel on road trip (SCH)

**Kruger stepping up in Toews’ absence (SCH)

**Darling proving to be great backup goaltender (SCH)

**Motte still waiting for his offense to catchup with defense (CSN)

**Prospect Noel to miss 4-6 weeks with upper-body injury (SCH)

**Hawks prospect watch: Olofsson turning season around (The Athletic)

**Week Preview: Chicago heads to New York (SCH)


**Blues form load-bearing line with trip of top scorers (STLToday)

**Iginla proud of the Avs’ resolve in concluding road trip (Denver Post)


**RECAP: 7 Penguins score against Coyotes for 6th straight win (Pensburgh)

**RECAP: Spooner, Bruins defeat Canadiens in overtime (

**Oilers lose Nurse for 3 months with ankle injury (PHT)

**Flyers’ Streit out two weeks with sprained shoulder (Broad Street Hockey)

**Babcock defends demoting Marner to fourth line (National Post)

**Sabres expected to load up a line with Eichel, Kane and Okposo (PHT)

**Sharks recall Mueller, who’s been ‘excellent’ in the AHL (PHT)


**Definitive guide to “The Simpsons” greatest hockey moments (VICE)

**Ivana Bilic second casualty to NWHL salary cuts (Puck Daddy)