Morning Bag Skate: Corey Crawford could return Friday for Blackhawks vs. Avalanche

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

Corey Crawford could return to the Chicago Blackhawks lineup Friday against the Colorado Avalanche at the United Center.


**Hawks activate Crawford from injured reserve (SCH)

**2 years after suicide, Reif family forges ahead (Chicago Tribune)

**Catching up with former Hawks’ star Chris Chelios (The Athletic)

**Third line delivering top-notch production lately (Chicago Tribune)

**Sweden coach hopes Dahlström continues success at WJC (SCH)


**Enthusiasm runs high for Blues alumni (STLToday)

**Top 5 Predators players this season (The Tennessean)


**RECAP: Simmonds scores shootout winner, Flyers defeat Capitals (Broad Street Hockey)

**RECAP: Oilers defeat Coyotes in regulation for first time since 2011 (

**Lack back for ‘Canes after 14-game concussion absence (Canes Country)

**Lightning’s Bishop out 3-4 weeks with lower-body injury (Raw Charge)

**Red Wings place Howard on IR (Winging It In Motown)


**Here's how AHL Tucson’s Craig Cunningham cheated sudden death (Arizona Daily Star)

**Deutsche Eishockey Liga’s Battle against money (On The Forecheck)