Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks send down Tyler Motte, call up Spencer Abbott

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

The Chicago Blackhawks opened the 2017 calendar year with a 4-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues in the Winter Classic on Monday at Busch Stadium.


**Hawks recall Abbott from AHL Rockford (SCH)

**Rumor: Hawks interested in Iginla? (SCH)

**Motte reassignment to AHL makes sense for Hawks (SCH)

**Former Hawks adjust to life after hockey (Chicago Tribune)

**Hawks still a work in progress at season’s halfway point (Chicago Sun Times)

**Hawks not panicking, but they now they have to improve (CSN)

**Bobby Hull representing the Hawks is an embarrassment (SCH)


**RECAP: Ehlers helps Jets hold off Lightning (

**RECAP: Weber, Canadiens defeat Predators in OT (On The Forecheck)

**Watch: Predators tribute to Shea Weber (On The Forecheck)

**Stadium projects highlight dysfunction of St. Louis' divided government (STLToday)

**Blues place Rattie on waivers (St. Louis GameTime)


**Friedman 30 Thoughts: How do you manage bad luck? (Sportsnet)

**Crosby, Subban, Price, McDavid named All-Star Game captains (PHT)

**RECAP: Blue Jackets win 16th straight (Jackets Cannon)

**RECAP: Schneider, Devils hold on against Hurricanes (All About The Jersey)

**RECAP: Sabres ease past Rangers (Die By The Blade)

**RECAP: Ovechkin wins it in OT for Capitals against Leafs (Japers’ Rink)

**RECAP: Pearson scores in OT, Kings defeat Sharks (


**Could the Twin Cities host a World Juniors tournament? (SBNCH)

**Finland avoids relegation at world juniors with win over Latvia (Sportsnet)