Morning Bag Skate: Deadline for teams to submit protection lists for NHL expansion draft is today

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

The Chicago Blackhawks and 29 other teams will have until 4 p.m. CT to submit their player protect lists for the NHL expansion draft. Those lists will be made public at 9 a.m. CT Sunday.


**NHL expansion draft: Everything to know about Hawks and Vegas (SCH)

**Hawks enter busy offseason stretch with expansion draft, NHL draft and free agency ahead (The Athletic)

**Don Granato leaving Wisconsin to join Blackhawks’ coaching staff (SCH)

**Hawks hire Brookbank as Rockford assistant (SCH)

**Goodbye, Chicago by Scott Darling (The Players’ Tribune)

**Hawks towards the top of 2018 Stanley Cup favorites (SCH)

**A complete list of every Hawks pick (SCH)

**Ranking every Hawks 1st-round pick of the past 20 years (SCH)

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


**Predators’ historic run generated $50M for Nashville (The Tennessean)

**Predators captain Fisher is considering retirement (The Tennessean)

**What Johansen brings to Nashville (On The Forecheck)

**Should Preds protect Jarnkrok or Neal in expansion draft? (On The Forecheck)

**Wild have ‘quality’ trade offers for Brodin, Dumba (Star Tribune)


**SB Nation’s 2017 NHL mock draft (SBN)

**NHL expansion draft 2017: Schedule, rules, and more (SCH)

**Hockey is coming to Vegas, and it’s going to work (Knights On Ice)

**Coyotes acquire Cousins, goalie prospect Madsen from Flyers (Five For Howling)

**Coyotes have ‘serious interested’ in Rangers’ Stepan (PHT)

**Oilers extend Khaira for 2 years, $1.35M (Copper N Blue)

**Penguins signs 2nd-rounder Filip Gustavsson to ELC (PHT)

**Report: Habs will not qualify Nesterov (PHT)

**Ducks to waive Despres for buyout purposes (PHT)

**Story behind Bonino’s funky, peg-leg crutch (Post-Gazette)

**Housley ready to coach, build relationships with Sabres' players (The Buffalo News)

**Holland: Red Wings need to discuss retiring Fedorov’s No. 91 (PHT)

**Look: Werenski rocks shirt featuring his gruesome selfie (SBN)


**ECHL champion (Loveland) Colorado Eagles in discussions to become Avs’ AHL affiliate (Denver Post)