Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews to face Marian Hossa in World Cup final

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

Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews and Canada will face off against Marian Hossa and Team Europe in Game 1 of the World Cup of Hockey final at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Toronto.

Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford will serve as Carey Price’s backup for Canada.


**Keith will miss first 4 Hawks preseason games to rehab knee (SCH)

**Desjardins looks to add scoring to his gritty role (Chicago Tribune)

**McNeill out to prove he finally belongs in NHL (The Athletic)

**Abbott happy to back after season in Sweden (CSNC)


**Stars take preseason opener 3-1 over Blues (DBD)

**Wild defeats Sabres 2-1 in exhibition (Star Tribune)

**Agent adamant Trouba wants trade from Jets (Winnipeg Free Press)

**Breaking up is hard to do for Jets’ Byfuglien, Wheeler (Winnipeg Free Press)

**Avs’ MacKinnon had a blast at World Cup (Denver Post)

**Stars ‘free-wheeling’ offense will be tough on opposition (DMN)

**Report: Jets seek left-handed d-man in exchange for Trouba (theScore)


**Bruins sign Marchand to 8-year, $49 million extension (SCoC)

**Gaborik could miss 8 weeks after World Cup injury (LA Times)

**Rieder won’t attend Coyotes camp (PHT)

**Islanders’ Grabovski placed on IR (LH)

**Oilers unofficially open Rogers Place with win over Flames (M&G)

**Hurricanes win preseason opener against Caps (CC)

**Devils top Habs (AATJ)

**Devils shut out Flyers (AATJ)

**Islanders shut out Flyers (LH)


**Canada vs. Europe Game 1 preview (WCH)

**Senators move AHL affiliate from Binghamton to Belleville (Silver Seven)

**Notre Dame unveils NBCSN TV schedule (SBNCH)

**Coaches vote Minnesota as Big 10 favorites (SBNCH)

**Every Minnesota Big 10 game to be televised (SBNCH)