Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks visit Maple Leafs in season’s first road game

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

The Chicago Blackhawks hit the road for the first time this season when they visit the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday at Air Canada Centre in Toronto.


**Kane is elevating his play after adding more layers to his game (The Athletic)

**Anisimov’s downgrade an upgrade for Hawks (Chicago Sun Times)

**New forward prospects to watch in Rockford this season (SCH)

**No goals yet for DeBrincat, but Hawks like what they see (Chicago Tribune)

**Hawks still have 81 games to go (SCH)

**Schmaltz’s speed adds new dimension to Kane’s game (Chicago Sun Times)


**Forsberg on Duchene: “Put him on the bench and trade him” (Denver Post)

**Bishop shows off nasty cut after taking shot above eye (theScore)

**Yeo ponders Blues’ lineup tweaks (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Stalock's work praised, but not Wild's defense (Star Tribune)

**Longtime Wild d-man Nick Schultz transitions to NHL afterlife (The Athletic)

**Hextall: Jets' silent star, Byfuglien, has made his mark on Winnipeg without his words (The Athletic)


**RECAP: Lundqvist, Rangers shut out Canadiens (Blueshirt Banter)

**Senators recall prized defensive prospect Chabot (theScore)

**Jagr crashes interview with Traveling Jagr fans (SBN)

**NHL’s 1st Australian player scores goal in his 1st career game (SBN)


**Junior players making early to NHL jump puts CHL teams to test (Sportsnet)

**OHL Roundup: Nate Schnarr scores twice as Storm down Rangers (Sportsnet)

**WHL to shorten schedule to 68 games in 2018-19 season (Sportsnet)

**WHL Roundup: Conner Chaulk helps Broncos stay perfect (Sportsnet)