Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks visit Blues for 2017 Winter Classic

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

The Chicago Blackhawks open the 2017 calendar year against the St. Louis Blues in the Winter Classic on Monday at Busch Stadium.


**Kruger out 2-3 weeks; Hossa to miss Winter Classic (SCH)

**Gretzky: Toews, Kane are ‘hall of famers’ (SCH)

**Rain could delay Winter Classic between Hawks-Blues (SCH)


**Subban placed on IR, will be re-evaluated in 2-3 weeks (On The Forecheck)

**Relevance of Winter Classic for St. Louis (St. Louis GameTime)


**RECAP: Matthews, Leafs beat Red Wings in Centennial Classic (Pension Plan Puppets)

**RECAP: Chorney gives Capitals win over Sens (Japers’ Rink)

**RECAP: Gibson, Kesler steal one from Flyers (Anaheim Calling)

**Coyotes’ DeAngelo suspended 3 games for abusing official (Five For Howling)

**Ducks send Theordore to minors - again (PHT)


**Finland fires coach Rautakorpi after letdown at World Juniors (PHT)

**No. 12 Notre Dame sweeps Alaska (ND Insider)