Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks making roster moves during bye week

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

The Chicago Blackhawks recalled forwards Tanner Kero and Nick Schmaltz from the American Hockey League on Thursday. The move comes just after sending the duo to Rockford for some salary cap relief.

Chicago returns to action Saturday at home against the Oilers, who put a 6 spot Thursday against the Flyers.


**Hawks recall Kero, Schmaltz from AHL (SCH)

**Hawks’ 2017 trade deadline asset breakdown (SCH)

**Challenge of determining Kruger’s value (SCH)

**Quenneville gaining confidence in Hartman & Co. (Chicago Sun Times)

**’Hockey is for Everyone’ night important for LGBTQ groups in Chicago (Chicago Tribune)

**Toews hints at desire for fewer lineup changes (SCH)

**Teams are losing hope they’ll be able to pry John Hayden away (SCH)


**RECAP: Crosby scores 1,000th point in Penguins win over Jets (

**Jets’ Enstrom out 2-3 weeks after surgery (PHT)

**RECAP: Lehnar, Sabres shut out Avs (Mile High Hockey)

**Avs GM Sakic continues to listen to offers as trade deadline approaches (Denver Post)

**RECAP: Blues edge Canucks for sixth straight win (St. Louis GameTime)

**RECAP: Kuemper, Wild hand Stars sixth straight road loss (Hockey Wilderness)


**Crosby becomes youngest player to reach 1,000 points (Pensburgh)

**9 NHL coaches on the hot seat (Puck Daddy)

**RECAP: Islanders end Rangers' six-game winning streak (Lighthouse Hockey)

**RECAP: Condon, Senators shut out Devils (Silver Seven)

**RECAP: Oilers score six in win over Flyers (

**Ducks’ Vermette suspended 10 games for physical abuse of an official (SBN)

**Flames sign Bartkowski to two-year deal (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**What could Bartkowski mean to Flames blue line (Matchsticks and Gasoline)


**OHL Thursday night roundup (OHL)

**5 finalists named for Minnesota Ms. Hockey (SBNCH)