Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks return with visit to Winnipeg

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

After a four-day break, the Chicago Blackhawks will be back on the ice Thursday at Winnipeg.

The Chicago trio of Kevin McKee (Chicago), Josh Misiewicz (La Grange) and Brody Roybal (Northlake) will also be in action for Team USA’s sled hockey team in the semifinals in the Paralympics against Italy.


**Hawks to sign German forward Kahun to 2-year deal, per reports (SCH)

**Hawks prospect Dylan Sikura named top 10 candidate for Hobey Baker (SCH)

**Hawks prospect Delia leading IceHogs’ Calder Cup playoff push (SCH)

**Murphy still learning, aiming for major role (Chicago Sun Times)

**Hawks prospect breakdown: Mitchell has makings of elite defenseman (The Athletic)

**Anisimov ‘quietly’ having another productive season for Hawks (Chicago Tribune)


**RECAP: Van Riemsdyk scores hat trick in Maple Leafs’ shootout win over Stars (Defending Big D)

**Stars’ Methot will be ‘out a while’ due to hand injury (theScore)

**Wild defenseman Spurgeon to miss 4 weeks with hamstring tear (Star Tribune)


**RECAP: Zibanejad, Rangers top Penguins in OT (Blueshirt Banter)

**Rangers’ DeAngelo out 3-4 weeks with sprained ankle, season likely over (Blueshirt Banter)

**RECAP: Devils score 8 against Golden Knights, take over first wild card (All About The Jersey)

**RECAP: Sharks defeat Oilers in OT, pad lead for second in Pacific (Fear The Fin)

**Sharks sign UConn’s Maxim Letunov to ELC (Fear The Fin)

**RECAP: Ducks defeat Canucks, move closer to playoff position (

**Kings’ Futa will not seek Hurricanes’ GM job (Los Angeles Times)

**Canucks shut down Gudbranson ahead of shoulder surgery (theScore)

**Flames activate Versteeg off IR (theScore)


**USA hockey executive Jim Johannson died of heart disease (PHT)

**OHL Roundup: Rymsha, Ernst lead Sting past Rangers in shootout (Sportsnet)

**WHL Roundup: Pats beat Raiders in shootout for 6th straight win (Sportsnet)