Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks seek 3rd straight win

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

The Chicago Blackhawks seek their third straight win when they visit the Ottawa Senators on Thursday at Canadian Tire Centre.


**Anisimov out 3-4 weeks with lower-body injury (SCH)

**Kane could become 1st back-to-back Art Ross winner since 2001 (SCH)

**Hawks sign prospect Snuggerud to 3-year deal (SCH)

**League’s concussion protocol fails to protect Crawford (Chicago Sun Times)


**RECAP: Blues' win streak comes to end in loss to Anaheim (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**RECAP: Rookie Compher leads Avs past Red Wings (Mile High Hockey)


**Every 2017 NHL college free agent signing in one place (SBN)

**Gretzky thinks hockey in Vegas will ‘be very successful’ (Sportsnet)

**Rangers vs. Sabres reportedly set for 2018 NHL Winter Classic at Citi Field (Newsday)

**RECAP: Mason, Flyers shut out Penguins (Broad Street Hockey)

**RECAP: Bruins end Flames’ win streak at 10 (Boston Globe)

**Bettman confirms talks with mayor on new arena for Flames (Sportsnet)

**Flyers reportedly interested in Union’s Foo, Vecchione (PHT)

**Report: Blue Jackets finalizing deal with Clarkson’s Vigneault (theScore)


**Team USA boycott of IIHF Women’s Worlds about ‘more than hockey’ (The Ice Garden)

**Should there be a women’s NTDP? (SBNCH)

**2017 Hobey Baker finalists announced (SBNCH)

**New Hampshire’s Dick Umile will retire after 2017-18 season (SBNCH)

**Miami’s Sherwood will return for junior season (PHT)

**Understanding unsealed documents from CHL’s class action wage lawsuit (Pension Plan Puppets)

**OHL Wednesday night roundup (OHL)

**WHL Wednesday night roundup (Sportsnet)