Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks prospect Alexandre Fortin pushing for roster spot

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

Despite being limited to only off-ice activities, Chicago Blackhawks prospect Alexandre Fortin is pushing for an NHL roster spot. Fortin, who had surgery three weeks ago for a sports-hernia injury, put on 20 pounds and feels his bigger frame is better suited for the NHL than it was a year ago when he signed an entry-level contract after the team’s prospect camp.


**Chicago punishes city workers who closed street during NBA, NHL games for free parking (SBN)

**Campbell says Hawks didn’t offer him a new contract (SCH)

**Hawks’ power play will look a lot different on the wings next season (SCH)

**Can Fortin force his way onto roster? (CSN)

**Making Hawks roster a tall order for DeBrincat (The Athletic)

**Campbell retires from NHL, joins Blackhawks’ front office (SCH)

**Campbell’s arrival confirmed birth of new hockey era in Chicago (SCH)

**Campbell was never the best, but longevity stands out among peers (SCH)

**Hawks grooming next wave of prospects at weeklong camp (Chicago Sun Times)

**Chicago’s possible interest in Franson makes a lot of sense (SCH)

**Every Hawks trade, signing during 2017 offseason in one place (SCH)


**Preds sign Aberg to 2-year, $1.3M deal (On The Forecheck)

**Avs sign RFAs Bourque, Girard, Siemens (Mile High Hockey)

**Hanzal believes Stars will be a ‘winning team’ (PHT)


**Every major NHL free agency signing (SBN)

**NHL should get rid of home and away jerseys like the NBA did (SBN)

**Sergachev primed to take next step with Lightning (

**Red Wings, Tatar more than $1 million apart (Winging It In Motown)

**Detroit re-signs Frk to 1-year contract (Winging It In Motown)

**Sharks sign Sorensen to 2-year deal (Fear The Fin)

**Rangers sign Russia goaltender Alexander Georgiev (Blueshirt Banter)


**Canucks’ Zalewski signs in German League (PHT)

**Goaltender Packy Munson leaves Denver (SBNCH)