Morning Bag Skate: Rangers invite former Blackhawks forward Andrew Desjardins to camp on PTO

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

The New York Rangers invited former Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Desjardins to training camp on a professional tryout contract Wednesday.


**Remembering Blackhawks Hall of Famer Pierre Pilote (The Athletic)

**Saad ranks No. 28 in The Athletic’s Top 100 NHLers under 25 (SCH)

**DeBrincat leads Hawks to 2017 Traverse City tournament title (SCH)


**Preds wings: Forsberg, Arvidsson lead youth | Preview (The Tennessean)

**Johansen, Predators centers move on without Fisher | Preview (The Tennessean)

**After rocky start, Blues prospects bounce back (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**10 questions as Blues open training camp (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Finding a spot for Daniel Winnik on Wild (Hockey Wilderness)

**Wild T25U25: Louis Belpedio at No. 18 (Hockey Wilderness)

**Jets hope seven is their lucky number (Winnipeg Free Press)

**Avs to retire Milan Hejduk’s No. 23 (Mile High Hockey)

**Avs GM Joe Sakic comments on Duchene, Zadorov (Denver Post)

**Avs reverts to #WhyNotUs theme from 2013-14 (Denver Post)


**NHL PTO tracker 2017: All of the tryout deals in one place (SBN)

**Eichel says the NHL should get rid of the offside rule (SBN)

**Vegas mocks L.A.’s poor cap management during Twitter roast battle (SBN)

**Seattle set to renovate KeyArena for $660M in hopes of attracting NHL, NBA teams (SBN)

**Vernon Fiddler has announces his retirement (The Players’ Tribune)

**Reports: Pastrnak to miss start of Bruins’ camp, ‘KHL threat is always there’ (PHT)

**Spooner has one more year to prove his worth to Bruins (Boston Globe)


**Ovechkin ‘has to accept’ he won’t play in 2018 Olympics, says Russian hockey president (SBN)

**Top 25 Under 25 in women’s hockey: Follow the countdown (The Ice Garden)

**Top 25 Under 25: Finland’s Susanna Tapani at No. 17 (The Ice Garden)

**Top 25 Under 25: Switzerland’s Alina Müller at No. 18 (The Ice Garden)