Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks prospect Andrei Altybarmakyan makes KHL debut

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

The Chicago Blackhawks prospect Andrei Altybarmakyan made his KHL debut with SKA St. Petersburg on Saturday. The 2017 third-round pick by Chicago did not record a point in SKA’s 4-3 win over Torpedo.


**Hawks T25U25: Kneel before Saad at No. 1 (SCH)

**Hawks T25U25: Schmaltz returns at No. 2 (SCH)

**Panarin out to prove himself without Kane by his side (Chicago Tribune)


**Dreger: Duchene “wanted this situation remedied a long time ago” (Mile High Hockey)

**‘Nobody hears from him’ — Ribeiro to retire following relapse, says agent (PHT)

**Wheeler: 'It's gotta be this year'; no more excuses for Jets (Winnipeg Free Press)

**Jets T25U25: Mark Scheifele at No. 1 (Arctic Ice Hockey)

**Jets T25U25: Jacob Trouba at No. 2 (Arctic Ice Hockey)


**NHL PTO tracker 2017: All of the tryout deals in one place (SBN)

**Canucks sign Vanek to one-year, $2M deal (SBN)

**Blue Jackets sign Wennberg to 6-year, $29.4M deal (Jackets Cannon)

**Ward prepared to accept backup role with Hurricanes (The News&Observer)

**Francis: No time for rumours, Flames GM says priority is signing Sam Bennett (Calgary Herald)

**Bergeron says he’ll be ready for Bruins camp following off-season surgery (PHT)

**Maple Leafs' Marner wants to be relied upon defensively as sophomore NHLer (Toronto Sun)

**Look: Canadian farmers build corn maze of Leafs' Matthews, Marner (theScore)

**Bruins, Pastrnak’s agent have some work to do on contract (Boston Herald)

**Athanasiou's agent: 'Considerable difference' in Red Wings, KHL offers (MLive)

**Lightning 'one of preferred clubs' for free agent Zaripov (Tampa Bay Times)

**Malkin wants to play on a line with free agent Zaripov (PHT)


**Hockey 'warning track' actually makes game more dangerous: Study (Yahoo!)