Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks return from bye week as they host Oilers

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

The Chicago Blackhawks are back from their bye week Saturday when they host the Edmonton Oilers at United Center.


**Hawks will try to avoid end-of-bye-week pitfalls (CSN)

**Salary cap one reason Forsling, Hinostroza still in Rockford (Chicago Tribune)

**Shalunov’s agent gives long odds for Hawks signing this year (SCH)

**Hawks’ 2017 trade deadline asset breakdown (SCH)

**Challenge of determining Kruger’s value (SCH)

**Quenneville gaining confidence in Hartman & Co. (Chicago Sun Times)

**Toews hints at desire for fewer lineup changes (SCH)

**Teams are losing hope they’ll be able to pry John Hayden away (SCH)


**RECAP: Rantanen lifts Avs over Hurricanes in OT (Mile High Hockey)

**Olofsson making most of second chance with Wild (Minneapolis Star Tribune)


**Lightning organist Krystof Srebrakowski brings Amalie’s keys to life (Raw Charge)

**RECAP: Dubinsky carries Blue Jackets to OT win over Penguins (Jackets Cannon)

**Penguins’ Maatta out six weeks after hand surgery (Pensburgh)

**Would Brendan Smith make sense for Penguins? (Pensburgh)

**RECAP: Jagr leads Panthers over Ducks (Miami Herald)

**Senators making a serious run at Atlantic Division title (PHT)

**Canucks’ Burrows makes sense as Rangers trade rental (New York Post)

**Flames’ Chiasson owns up to "uncalled for" spear (Calgary Herald)

**Oilers defenceman Eric Gryba shaves beard for charity (Edmonton Journal)

**Devils waive Kalinin (PHT)


**RECAP: Pitlick’s hat trick leads No. 5 Minnesota over No. 9 Penn State (Black Shoes Diaries)

**RECAP: No. 14 Ohio State triumphs over Michigan State (Land Grant Holy Land)

**RECAP: No. 20 Wisconsin scores 3 in 3rd to beat Michigan (Wisconsin State Journal)

**RECAP: No. 12 Cornell holds off No. 17 St. Lawrence (USCHO)

**RECAP: No. 15 Notre Dame snap No. 10 Providence’s 9-game win streak (ND Insider)

**RECAP: Dries’ late goal lifts No. 8 Western Michigan past No. 13 North Dakota (USCHO)

**OHL Friday night roundup (OHL)

**WHL Friday night roundup (WHL)