Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks host Panthers

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

Chicago Blackhawks return to the United Center for the first time since Nov. 13. The Hawks will host the Florida Panthers, who officially fired head Gerard Gallant and assistant coach Mike Kelly on Monday. General Manager Tim Rowe will be the man behind the bench.

It’ll be Brian Campbell’s first game against the Panthers since his return to Chicago.


**Toews “questionable” vs. Panthers (SCH)

**Quenneville shows he still has stick skills (SCH)

**Remembering the Circus Trip (SCH)

**Potential is there, but Hawks still searching for an identity (Sun Times)


**RECAP: Tarasenko wins it in OT for Blues against Stars (St. Louis GameTime)

**At the “core” of things, Avs Barrie’s game is evolving (Denver Post)

**Illness hits a second Avs player, this time Erik Johnson (Denver Post)

**Blue Jackets acquire Stanton from Avs in exchange for Goloubef (PHT)


**Army reviewing Vegas' use of Golden Knights' name (Fayetteville Observer)

**RECAP: Hickey leads Islanders to OT win over Flames (Lighthouse Hockey)

**Canucks’ Edler out 4-6 weeks with broken finger (PHT)

**Eichel could make season debut Tuesday in Ottawa (PHT)

**Red Wings’ Smith out 4 weeks with knee injury (Winging It In Motown)

**Hurricanes' Staal placed on IR with concussion (Canes Country)


**Rogers Place to host Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup (CBC)

**2017 World Juniors: Team USA Roster Projection (SBNCH)