Morning Bag Skate: Corey Crawford to start for Blackhawks vs. Blues

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

Corey Crawford will start in net for the Chicago Blackhawks in its preseason finale Saturday at the United Center in Chicago.


**SB Nation’s 2016-17 Blackhawks preview (SBN)

**Hawks, Oilers talking Yakupov trade (SCH)

**3 questions facing Hawks next season (SCH)

**Hawks considering NHL trial run for Fortin (SCH)

**Time to give McNeill a shot at NHL roster (SCH)

**Hartman bringing more ‘bite’ to his game (CSNC)

**Hawks projected depth chart for 2016-17 (SCH)


**RECAP: Stars defeat Kings in Las Vegas (DBD)

**Blues acquire Yakupov from Oilers (STLGT)

**Hochman: Deal with Oilers is low-risk for Blues (STLToday)

**Gordo: Blues could take a step back before moving forward (STLToday)

**Blues release veteran d-man Weber from PTO (PHT)


**SB Nation’s 2016-17 NHL season preview (SBN)

**RECAP: Svechnikov scores twice in Red Wings win over Maple Leafs (WIIM)

**RECAP: Slavin gives ‘Canes win in shootout over Caps (CC)

**RECAP: Sabres wrap up preseason with win over Sens (

**RECAP: Vrbata helps Coyotes defeat Sharks (

**Report: Sharks, Burns have started extension talks (PHT)

**Flyers’ Del Zotto out 4-5 weeks with knee injury (BSH)

**Report: Oilers to verge of signing Kris Russell (PHT)

**Hurricanes d-man Murphy out 3-4 weeks with lower-body injury (CC)

**Rangers waive Glass, Gerbe (PHT)

**Oilers cut Reinhart from camp (PHT)


**NWHL’s Browne makes history as transgender pro athlete (TIG)

**A personal message from Browne (TIG)

**RECAP: Bischoff, Gates score twice in Minnesota’s shutout win (SBNCH)

**RECAP: UMass Lowell, Minnesota Duluth end it 4-4 tie (SBNCH)

**RECAP: Pinho’s shorthanded goal lifts Providence past Miami (SBNCH)

**IOC sets Jan. 15 deadline for NHL agreement (PHT)

**Former ‘Canes d-man Jordan signs with KHL’s Ak Bars Kazan (PHT)