Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks release 2017 preseason schedule

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

The Chicago Blackhawks will drop the puck on its 2017-18 preseason Sept. 19 against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Pittsburgh Penguins are one win away from repeating as Stanley Cup champions after a 6-0 drubbing of the Nashville Predators in Game 5 on Thursday in Pittsburgh. The Penguins hold a 3-2 series lead. Game 6 is Sunday in Nashville.


**Hawks unveil 2017-18 preseason schedule (SCH)

**How newly-signed Rutta fits in Hawks’ plans (SCH)

**Hawks prospect Dillon Fournier retires from hockey due to injury (SCH)

**How ‘crazy’ OHL season has Knott ready for Hawks camp (CSN Chicago)

**How Noel dealt with draft-day disappointment (The Athletic)

**Ulf Samuelsson will join Hawks as assistant coach, per report (SCH)


**Granlund had a career year for Wild (Hockey Wilderness)

**Report: No negotiations yet between Wild and pending RFAs Granlund, Niederreiter (PHT)

**Will Wild have to choose among Dumba, Brodin, Scandella? (Star Tribune)

**Report: Warren Rychel has talked with Avs about joining front office (PHT)

**Scouting Jets 2017 NHL Draft: Nick Suzuki prospect profile (Arctic Ice Hockey)


**Recap: Crosby’s 3 points put Penguins 1 win from Stanley Cup (SBN)

**Watch: Penguins score goal after Crosby throws water bottle onto the ice (SBN)

**Watch: Crosby repeatedly pushes Subban's head into ice during tussle (SBN)

**NBC’s Milbury: Subban 'had it coming' when Crosby pushed his head into the ice (SBN)

**Rexrode: For first time in this run, Preds go thud (The Tennessean)

**Smashville Rising: A Detroit fan’s first-hand account (Winging It In Motown)


**Red Wings reportedly part ways with Chelios, who could join the NHLPA (PHT)

**Red Wings announce eight preseason (Winging It In Motown)

**Vegas hires Kelly, Gallant’s former assistant in Florida (Las Vegas Review-Journal)


**Flames pick up Kanas City as ECHL affiliate (Matchsticks and Gasoline)