Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks seek season sweep against Devils

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

The Chicago Blackhawks seek back-to-back wins when they host the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night at United Center.

Artem Anisimov scored with 3 minutes, 45 seconds in overtime for a 3-2 Blackhawks win over the Devils in New Jersey earlier this season.


**Toews expected to return from back injury Saturday vs. Flyers (SCH)

**Rumor: Chicago ‘eyed’ Gagner during the summer (SCH)

**Hawks hold steady as NHL’s 4th-most valuable franchise (SCH)

**Goal-starve Hawks need to be more trigger happy (Sun Times)

**Toews reportedly dealing with back injury (SCH)


**Predators sign Pardy to 1-year deal (PHT)

**Avs place Landeskog on IR (Mile High Hockey)

**Blues have a bargain with Perron (STLToday)

**Stars showing sign of turnaround (Defending Big D)


**RECAP: Lee leads Islanders past Penguins (Lighthouse Hockey)

**Video: Penguins’ Murray robs Tavares with stellar glove save (SBN)

**RECAP: Johnson, Flames shut out Maple Leafs (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**Sens’ Anderson takes leave of absence (PHT)

**Blue Jackets’ Wennberg is becoming a star (PHT)


**OHL Wednesday night roundup (OHL)

**USHL Steel acquire McManus, Thome in trade with Omaha (Steel)