Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks break up Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook pairing

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

The Chicago Blackhawks broke up their top defensive pairing of Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook during Thursday’s practice. Keith remains on the top blueline, but is now paired with Jan Rutta while Seabrook is partnered with Gustav Forsling.

Chicago hosts Nashville on Friday before heading out west to Colorado for the second game of its back-to-back.


**Hawks move DeBrincat, Rutta up to top lines in shakeup (SCH)

**Early returns on the young, speedy IceHogs look good (SCH)

**NHL fines Hartman $2.3K for slashing Golden Knights’ McNabb (SCH)


**RECAP: Kessel scores 300th goal to send Penguins past Jets in OT (Arctic Ice Hockey)

**RECAP: Shorthanded goals help Wild win against Islanders (Hockey Wilderness)

**Watch: Wild’s Kunin nets his first NHL career goal (Hockey Wilderness)

**RECAP: Benning sends Oilers to win over Stars (

**Denver has 2 fine Finns in Avs’ Rantanen, DU’s Borgstrom (Denver Post)

**Shots allowed dropping as Blues tighten up game (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)


**Which teams could pursue Shipachyov trade with Vegas? (SBN)

**RECAP: Heinen scores twice to boost Bruins past Sharks (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

**Sharks’ Thornton scores to enter top 20 in NHL all-time points (SBN)

**RECAP: Jooris helps Hurricanes handle Maple Leafs (Canes Country)

**RECAP: Buchnevich, Grabner help Rangers send Coyotes to 10th straight loss (Blueshirt Banter)

**RECAP: Quick, Kings shut out Canadiens (LA Times)

**RECAP: Senators hold off Flyers’ late rally (Broad Street Hockey)

**Senators send Logan Brown back to OHL Windsor (Silver Seven)

**RECAP: Stamkos, Kucherov keep streaks going in Lightning win (Raw Charge)

**RECAP: Vrbata hat trick part of 8 Panthers goals against Ducks (Anaheim Calling)

**RECAP: Canucks score 6 against Capitals, earn 4th straight win (


**Ohio State’s Jobst doesn’t let size deter him (SBNCH)

**WHL Roundup: Josh Williams scores two as Tigers defeat Chiefs (Sportsnet)

**QMJHL Roundup: Batherson leads Screaming Eagles to win over Tigres (Sportsnet)