Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks visit Canucks

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

The Chicago Blackhawks continue their road trip Thursday at Vancouver.


**Playing the long game: Blackhawks believe Russian prospects will be worth the wait (The Athletic)

**Saad’s second time around with Hawks nothing like the first (Chicago Tribune)

**Hossa’s absence looms large over Hawks’ trying season (Chicago Sun Times)


**Fisher coming out of retirement, will join Preds (On The Forecheck)

**How Preds persuaded Fisher to return (The Tennessean)

**Fisher made Preds – and their story – better by returning (The Tennessean)

**Avs’ MacKinnon out day-to-day with an upper-body injury (Mile High Hockey)


**RECAP: Andersen, Maple Leafs shut out Islanders (Pension Plan Puppets)

**RECAP: Red Wings defeat Sharks in 7-round shootout (Winging It In Motown)

**RECAP: Capitals rally past Flyers with five straight goals (Japers’ Rink)

**Melnyk: ‘Unfortunate’ that relocation talk ‘hit a real nerve in Ottawa’ (TSN)

**Lightning add goalie depth by acquiring Pasquale from Oilers (Raw Charge)


**CHL Power Rankings: Top 10 new coaches across the league (Sportsnet)

**OHL Roundup: Fedor Gordeev stars in OT as Firebirds down Spirit (Sportsnet)

**QMJHL Roundup: Sokolov stars in Screaming Eagles’ OT win against Sea Dogs (Sportsnet)

**WHL Roundup: Reichel scores OT winner as Rebels edge Raiders (Sportsnet)