Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks visit Stars

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

The Chicago Blackhawks visit the Dallas Stars on Saturday for the third game of their six-game road trip.


**Top 10 former Hawks the team could use right now (SCH)

**Schmaltz earns bigger chance with revitalized game since AHL stint (SCH)

**Hawks able to weather odd spate of delay-of-game penalties (Chicago Tribune)

**Political debate creeps into dressing room, but not out in public (Sun Times)

**NHL Draft ’17: First look at some of Blackhawks’ possibilities (The Athletic)

**Hawks’ prospect DeBrincat becomes OHL Erie’s all-time goal scorer (SCH)

**Rebooting Second City Hockey community (SCH)


**Stars’ Spezza out at least a couple weeks (Defending Big D)

**Preds put Ribeiro on waivers (On The Forecheck)


**Hartford is making a pitch for the Islanders (Lighthouse Hockey)

**RECAP: Kessel, Penguins defeat Blue Jackets in OT (Pensburgh)

**RECAP: Red Wings score late to end Islanders point streak (Winging It In Motown)

**RECAP: Huberdeau scores game-winner for Panthers (

**RECAP: Backlund helps Flames win third straight (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**RECAP: Aho helps Hurricanes defeat Oilers (Canes Country)

**Saad’s father, a Syrian immigrant, supports Trump's immigration ban (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

**Report: Panthers owner Viola becomes first Trump nominee to withdraw (PHT)

**Red Wings waive key penalty killer Marchenko (Winging It In Motown)


**RECAP: No. 1 Duluth, Omaha skate to tie (Duluth News Tribune)

**RECAP: Marody’s hat trick lifts Michigan past No. 11 Ohio State (Maize n Brew)

**RECAP: No. 7 Minnesota dominates No. 6 Penn State (SBNCH)

**RECAP: No. 17 Notre Dame collapses then recovers for tie with No. 12 Vermont (ND Insider)

**RECAP: No. 13 North Dakota struggles in loss to St. Cloud State (Grand Forks Herald)