Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks sign Erik Gustafsson to 1-year deal

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

The Chicago Blackhawks signed defenseman Erik Gustafsson to a one-year deal worth $650,000 on Friday.


**Hawks sign Erik Gustafsson to 1-year, $650K deal (SCH)

**Imagining worst-case scenario for 2017-18 Hawks (SCH)

**Hawks announce 2017 preseason broadcast schedule (SCH)

**Which Chicago team will be first to win a championship again? (SCH)

**DeBrincat, Jokiharju lead Hawks’ prospect camp roster (SCH)

**Every Hawks trade, signing during 2017 offseason in one place (SCH)


**Stars' Nichushkin expected to return to NHL for 2018-19 season (Dallas Morning News)

**Stars reportedly hand R.J. Umberger tryout offer (PHT)

**Zadorov: “I love the Avalanche. But if we don’t come to an agreement, I will play for CSKA” (Mile High Hockey)

**Kostin told GM Armstrong he’d sign with Blues prior to draft (St. Louis GameTime)


**Every major NHL free agency signing (SBN)

**Exclusive: Burkle opens up on Penguins ownership, Lemieux and future (Post-Gazette)

**Lightning sign Palat to 5-year, $26.5M contract (Raw Charge)

**Flames sign RFA Curtis Lazar to 2-year deal (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**Hurricanes sign 2017 first-rounder Martin Necas (Canes Country)

**Bruins ink McIntyre, Subban to 2-way deals (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

**Rangers sign first-rounder Chytil to ELC (Blueshirt Banter)


**Klein signs with ZSC Lions of Swiss National League (Blueshirt Banter)

**Enroth signs with Dynamo Minsk in KHL (PHT)

**Marlies sign former Hawks prospect Paliotta (Pension Plan Puppets)

**Golden Knights prospect Gusev signs 2-year deal with KHL’s SKA (Sportsnet)