Morning Bag Skate: Final day of World Cup exhibition games

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

The final day of the World Cup exhibition game schedule is Wednesday with three games.

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Michal Kempny and Czech Republic will take on Team North America at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN3, followed by Sweden (Niklas Hjalmarsson and Marcus Kruger) against Europe (Marian Hossa) at 6 p.m. on ESPN3 and Canada (Corey Crawford and Jonathan Toews) against Russia (Artem Anisimov and Artemi Panarin) at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN2


**Hjalmarsson talks Swedish d-man and World Cup (SCH)

**LOOK: Kane, Toews made into Pops (SCH)

**LOOK: Darling’s new mask features Stan Mikita’s Donuts (SCH)

**Top 25 Under 25: No. 6 Ryan Hartman (SCH)

**SCH GIF Tournament (SCH)


**Wild’s Parise feeling fine after 2 World Cup exhibitions (Star Tribune)

**Jets Top 25 Under 25: No. 21 Jansen Harkins (AIH)


**Agent: Eight teams have offered Fleischmann a tryout (PHT)

**Canucks announce 3 PTOs, including Ruutu (PHT)

**Report: Blue Jackets give Mike Brown a PTO (JC)


**Team USA hold off Finland in its World Cup pre-tournament finale (PHT)

**Ryan O’Reilly takes Tyler Seguin’s spot for Team Canada (PHT)

**NCHC announces 2016-17 TV schedule (SBNCH)

**Ohio State names Nadine Muzerall women’s hockey coach (SBNCH)

**Brown adds Josh Ciocco to coaching staff (SBNCH)