Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks start California road trip in San Jose

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

The Chicago Blackhawks will begin their road trip through California on Thursday against the Sharks in San Jose.


**Hawks set up for intriguing offseason (SCH)

**Can Highmore help the Hawks? (SCH)

**Hawks GM Bowman banking on a big ‘rebound year’ next season (Chicago Sun-Times)

**Keith hopes disappointing season just a hiccup for Hawks (Chicago Tribune)

**With chemo behind him, Olczyk talks cancer fight, future: ‘I’m way tougher than I ever thought I was’ (The Athletic)


**RECAP: Blues hang on against Red Wings to stop 7-game slide (

**RECAP: Avs storm past Flames with 4 2nd-period goals (Mile High Hockey)


**Tracking every completed trade before the 2018 NHL trade deadline (SBN)

**Vancouver to host 2019 NHL draft (Nucks Misconduct)

**RECAP: Niemi, Drouin help Canadiens send Islanders to 4th straight loss (Habs Eyes On The Prize)

**RECAP: Lightning reach 90 points with OT loss to Sabres (Die By The Blade)


**Alaska-Anchorage fires coach Matt Thomas (SBNCH)

**How to follow women’s hockey after the Olympics (The Ice Garden)

**Jocelyne Larocque returns to Markham Thunder (The Ice Garden)