Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks to host Flames

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

The Chicago Blackhawks will return to action Tuesday against the Calgary Flames at United Center in Chicago.

In prospect action, Dylan Sikura had a goal and an assist for Northeastern in a 3-0 win over Boston College in a Beanpot semifinal Monday. Sikura and defenseman Ryan Shea will play Boston University and blue liner Chad Krys in the Beanpot championship game next Monday. BC and Harvard will play in the consolation game.


**Crawford’s return ‘probably not that far away’ (Chicago Tribune)

**Still searching for goals, Saad dropped to Hawks’ fourth line (Chicago Sun Times)

**As Blackhawks’ veteran core withers, Nick Schmaltz, next generation stepping up (Chicago Sun-Times)

**Bouma excited to be back in lineup (Chicago Tribune)


**RECAP: Predators tie it late, defeat Islanders in OT (On The Forecheck)

**RECAP: Seguin, Hanzal score in Stars win against Rangers (Defending Big D)

**Should the Blues pursue Rick Nash? (St. Louis GameTime)

**Blues want to shed low-scoring identity (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**MacKinnon, NHL MVP candidate, is back skating for Avs (The Denver Post)

**Rookie Alex Kerfoot will remain as Avs’ first-line center (The Denver Post)

**NHL Trade Deadline Tracker: Avs and Michael Grabner (Mile High Hockey)

**Jets call up Nic Petan, Brendan Lemieux (Arctic Ice Hockey)


**Rangers request Rick Nash’s no-trade list (Blueshirt Banter)

**RECAP: Maple Leafs score 3 straight in 3rd, defeat Ducks (Pension Plan Puppets)

**Leafs’ Andersen exits after taking Perry’s skate to head (Pension Plan Puppets)

**RECAP: McDavid scores 4 goals in Oilers win against Lightning (Copper N Blue)

**Golden Knights acquire Zac Leslie from Kings (Knights On Ice)

**Canadiens GM Bergevin should be sent packing if he doesn’t trade Plekanec (Sportsnet)


**Women’s Beanpot preview (The Ice Garden)