Morning Bag Skate: Scott Darling cleared for return

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

Scott Darling was suppose to miss three weeks with an upper-body injury but has returned after only 10 days. Darling will back up Corey Crawford on Tuesday in Montreal.


**Hawks sign prospect Anthony Louis to 2-year deal (SCH)

**Getting to know new Hawks forward Hayden (SCH)

**A heal-good story: Darling returns early (Chicago Sun Times)

**How Oduya could be boost to Hawks’ penalty kill (Chicago Tribune)


**RECAP: Neal scores in OT to lift Predators past Jets (On The Forecheck)

**RECAP: Smith sets Coyotes’ shutout record in win over Avs (Mile High Hockey)

**RECAP: Allen's 38 saves help Blues to 5th straight (St. Louis GameTime)


**NHL’s college signing season begins (TSN)

**RECAP: Point scores twice in Bolts win over Rangers (Raw Charge)

**RECAP: Blue Jackets edge Flyers for franchise record win total (Jackets Cannon)

**RECAP: Slavin’s hat trick boosts Hurricanes over Islanders (Canes Country)

**RECAP: Flames defeat Penguins for 10th straight win (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**RECAP: Marchand hat trick rallies Bruins past Canucks (Boston Globe)

**Blue Jackets' Murray to miss 4-6 weeks with broken hand (PHT)

**Canucks sign OHL defenseman Chatfield (PHT)

**Fading Panthers lose Ekblad, Malgin to concussions for 7-10 days (PHT)


**Niagara fires coach Dave Burkholder (SBNCH)

**Minnesota’s Ryan Lindgren out for season (SBNCH)

**Big 10 season award winners (SBNCH)