Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks re-sign defenseman Ville Pokka

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

The Chicago Blackhawks resigned defenseman Ville Pokka to a one-year contract Tuesday.


**Hawks re-sign Pokka to 1-year deal (SCH)

**Gagner, Hawks have 'mutual interest,' per report (SCH)

**Rasmussen non-tendered by Hawks, will become free agent July 1, per report (SCH)

**Chicago interested in free agent d-man Karl Alzner, per report (SCH)

**Hawks sign Forsberg to 2-year deal, re-sign Jurco for 1 year (SCH)

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


**What does Stars’ roster look like after Methot acquisition? (Defending Big D)

**Replacing Neal is Preds’ main priority this summer (On The Forecheck)

**St. Louis media coverage echoes in the void (St. Louis GameTime)

**Avalanche supports NCAA development route for Jost, Makar (Denver Post)

**Colorado ousts Grigorenko, who was tied to O’Reilly trade (Denver Post)


**Top 25 unrestricted free agents (SBN)

**Report: Coyotes receive permission to interview Todd Nelson for coaching vacancy (Winging It In Motown)

**Report: Kings in contact with Joe Thornton (SBN)

**Fleury pens emotional goodbye to Pittsburgh in The Players’ Tribune (Knights On Ice)

**AT&T to start discussions with ROOT Sports TV distributors soon for Vegas (Knights On Ice)

**NCAA star Spencer Foo chooses Flames (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**Gryba sticks with Edmonton on 2-year, $1.8 million deal (PHT)

**Report: Markov wants $12 million over 2 years from Montreal (PHT)

**Senators extend McCormick for 2 years, $1.3 million (Silver Seven)

**Blue Jackets sign Schroeder after trading for him (PHT)

**Carolina re-signs Chelios, Brown (Canes Country)

**Stepan is perfect fit with Coyotes (Five For Howling)

**Coyotes unrestricted free agent outlook (Five For Howling)


**What did the NHL’s press conference with Illinois mean? (SBNCH)

**Senators’ Karlsson wins best Swedish player of the year (Silver Seven)

**Fixing the Hockey Hall of Fame selection process (The Ice Garden)

**Selanne headlines Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2017 (SBN)