Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks wrap up homestand against Stars

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

The Chicago Blackhawks wrap up their three-game homestand when they play Central Division foe Dallas on Thursday at United Center.

Chicago (47-20-6) is six points ahead of the Minnesota Wild for first place in the Central Division and Western Conference.


**Prospect Sikura to return to Northeastern (SCH)

**Prospect DeBrincat wins OHL scoring title (SCH)

**Is Hayden playing his way into a postseason role? (SCH)

**Hawks want to finish strong while staying fresh for playoffs (CSN)


**Blues consider Stastny out week-to-week with lower-body injury (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)


**Every 2017 NHL college free agent signing in one place (SBN)

**RECAP: Maple Leafs top Blue Jackets, move into 3rd in Atlantic (Pension Plan Puppets)

**RECAP: Ladd lifts Islanders past Rangers (Lighthouse Hockey)

**RECAP: Ducks pass Oilers for second place in Pacific (

**Blue Jackets start extension talks with Wennberg, Anderson (PHT)


**State of men’s college conference tournaments (SBNCH)

**2017 NCAA men’s hockey bracket (SBNCH)

**NCAA men’s hockey tournament: Game times, television schedule (SBNCH)