Morning Bag Skate: Marcus Kruger reportedly heading to Hurricanes

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Marcus Kruger is reportedly heading to the Carolina Hurricanes after being traded from the Chicago Blackhawks to the Vegas Golden Knights. If Kruger does get flipped to the Hurricanes, he’ll join former Blackhawks defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk as players Vegas has sent to Carolina. Kruger would also join Klas Dahlbeck, Scott Darling, Joakim Nordstrom and Teuvo Teravainen as ex-Hawks players with the Hurricanes.


**Playoffs a must, but not a guarantee, for new-look Hawks (Chicago Sun Times)

**Johansson leaves Hawks for KHL’s CSKA Moscow (SCH)

**Projecting the Hawks’ 2017-18 season lineup (SCH)

**Hawks trade Kruger to Vegas (SCH)

**A farewell to the under-appreciated Kruger (SCH)

**Hawks ‘closer to deal’ with Gustafsson (SCH)

**Every Hawks trade, signing during 2017 offseason in one place (SCH)


**Stars sign Radulov to 5-year, $31.25M deal (Defending Big D)

**Stars are Stanley Cup contenders again, and it will cost them (SBN)

**Wild re-sign Reilly for 2 years, $1.45 million (Hockey Wilderness)

**Blues plan to be patient with goalie prospect Fitzpatrick (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)


**Every major NHL free agency signing (SBN)

**Hurricanes reportedly showing interest in Kruger (Canes Country)

**Canadiens ink Ales Hemsky to 1-year deal (Habs Eyes On The Prize)

**Detroit re-signs Ouellet for 2 years, $2.5 million (Winging It In Motown)

**Bolts extend d-man Koekkoek for 1 year, $800K (Raw Charge)

**Lyubimov leaves Flyers for KHL’s CSKA Moscow (Broad Street Hockey)

**Sharks add Rob Zettler to coaching staff (PHT)

**Golden Knights sign goalie Oscar Dansk to 1-year contract (Knights On Ice)

**Caps add depth by signing Smith-Pelly to 2-way contract (PHT)

**Oilers promote Howson to vice president of player development (PHT)