Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks to host Avalanche

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

The Chicago Blackhawks host the Colorado Avalanche for the first time this season Tuesday at United Center in Chicago.

Colorado holds a 1-0 lead in the season series, with a 6-3 home win over Chicago on Oct. 28.


**Hawks expected to give Gustafsson 2-year extension, per report (SCH)

**For Hawks, real wins are greater than ‘tank wins’ (SCH)

**Sharp may face tough decision after disappointing homecoming (Chicago Sun-Times)

**Prospect breakdown: Ejdsell could provide some offensive help (The Athletic)

**Despite losing ‘tough guys,’ Quenneville says Hawks have each other’s backs (Chicago Tribune)


**RECAP: Karlsson’s OT goal lifts Sens past Stars (Defending Big D)

**Wild’s Kunin out 6-8 months with torn ACL (Star Tribune)

**Blues lose Bouwmeester for season; Upshall to miss a month (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Avs rookie Jost doesn’t regret going one-and-done at North Dakota (The Denver Post)


**RECAP: Schultz, Penguins get past Flames in OT (Pensburgh)

**RECAP: Sabres send Maple Leafs to 4th straight loss (Die By The Blade)

**RECAP: Klefbom, Oilers top Coyotes in OT (

**RECAP: Canucks hand Islanders 7th straight loss (

**Canucks’ Boeser taken to hospital for precautionary reasons after fall (PHT)

**Oilers sign Dylan Larkin’s brother, Colin, to 1-year deal (theScore)


**Clarkson, Wisconsin, Colgate, Boston College named top seeds for NCAA women’s tournament (The Ice Garden)

**QMJHL Roundup: Kevin Klima’s two goals leads Sagueneens past Voltigeurs (Sportsnet)