Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks drop puck on 3-game homestand

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

The Chicago Blackhawks begin their three-game homestead Friday against Buffalo.


**Second City Hockey is looking for paid contributors (SCH)

**Kero squeezed off Hawks’ roster by depth, asset management (SCH)

**Hawks place Kero on waivers (SCH)

**Keith on goal drought: ‘Eventually, they’ll come’ (Chicago Sun Times)


**RECAP: Blues, Allen shut out Stars (

**RECAP: Panthers hold off Jets in seesaw game (

**RECAP: Avs loses 4th straight to begin 4-game trip (Mile High Hockey)


**NHL gives Seattle the green light to submit an application for expansion (SBN)

**Devils’ Lovejoy becomes 1st NHL player to pledge brain to CTE research (SBN)

**RECAP: Backes scores twice, Bruins top Coyotes (

**RECAP: Hunwick, Penguins defeat Islanders in OT (Pensburgh)

**RECAP: Monahan, Flames top Canadiens in OT (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**RECAP: Gostisbehere, Giroux help Flyers top Canucks, win third straight (Broad Street Hockey)

**RECAP: Kings recover to defeat Senators in OT (

**RECAP: Burns, Thornton power Sharks past Hurricanes in OT (Fear The Fin)


**Canada WJC selection camp roster takeaways: Where’s Owen Tippett? (Sportsnet)

**OHL Roundup: Ang scores overtime winner as Petes topple Wolves (Sportsnet)

**WHL roundup: Halbgewachs scores OT winner as Warriors edge Oil Kings (Sportsnet)