Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks host Sabres

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

The Chicago Blackhawks seek their first win of 2017 when they host the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday at United Center.


**Hossa to return vs. Sabres (SCH)

**St. Louis won a game, but the Hawks — and Cubs — still run things (Sun Times)

**Motte’s reassignment to AHL makes sense for Hawks (SCH)

**Bobby Hull representing the Hawks is an embarrassment (SCH)


**RECAP: Top line powers Jets past Panthers (

**RECAP: Stars fall again in OT, to Canadiens (Defending Big D)

**RECAP: Avs fall to Flames, drop fifth straight (Mile High Hockey)


**Bruins legend, Hall of Famer Milt Schmidt dies at 98 (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

**Electrical current machine helps NHL players stay in top shape (Washington Post)

**RECAP: Lundqvist propels Rangers past Flyers (

**RECAP: Miller, Canucks shut out Coyotes (


**World Juniors: Terry’s 3-goal shootout leads USA to gold-medal game (PHT)

**World Juniors: Canada bests Sweden in semis (SBN)