Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks' Marcus Kruger out 'approximately 4 months'; Phillip Danault recalled

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

The Chicago Blackhawks will be without forward Marcus Kruger for approximately four months after undergoing surgery to repair a dislocated left wrist. In a corresponding move, the Hawks recalled forward Phillip Danault from the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL.

Danault will make his season debut when the Hawks visit the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday at First Niagara Center.


**Marcus Kruger undergoes left wrist surgery, out 'approximately four months' (SCH)

**Hawks recall Phillip Danault from AHL (SCH)

**Like it or not, Patrick Kane has changed the narrative (Chicago Sun-Times)

**Week ahead: Patrick Kane returns to Buffalo (SCH)


**Recap: Jets soar past Rangers 5-2 (AIH)


**Blue Jackets president: "Everyone is tradeable" (Columbus Post-Dispatch)

**GM Bryan Murray to decided future with Sens in early 2016 (theScore)

**Coyotes place John Scott on waivers (theScore)

**Lightning Joel Vermin out 6-8 weeks after hand surgery (RC)

**Rangers' Derek Stepan back after 10-game absence with broken ribs (theScore)

**Flames' Michael Frolik sidelined "a few weeks" (CBS Sports)

**Ray Emery signs PTO with AHL's Marlies (Puck Daddy)

**Five teams that need Randy Carlye (PPP)

**Maple Leafs' Sparks out at least 3 games (theScore)

**Recap: Rookie Frank Vatrano's hat trick leads Bruins past Pens (NHL)

**Recap: Oshie, Ovechkin power Caps past Lightning (NHL)

**Recap: Panthers shut out Hurricanes (NHL)

**Recap: Sens use big third period to top Sharks (NHL)

**Recap: Linden Vey shootout winner lifts Canucks past Red Wings (NHL)


**AHL outdoor game in Sacramento postponed by rain (Yahoo)