Morning Bag Skate: Darling will start for Blackhawks vs. Blues

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

Scott Darling will start for the Chicago Blackhawks when they visit the St. Louis Blues on Saturday at Scottrade Center.


**Darling’s Winter Classic mask is a Cubs-themed masterpiece (SCH)

**Hawks still hope to sign Maxim Shalunov, per report (SCH)

**Nine-game goal drought ‘frustrating’ for Kane (Sun Times)

**Kempny struggling to garner playing time (Chicago Tribune)

**Hartman’s discipline motivates, brings momentum (CSN)


**RECAP: Panthers score twice in 3rd to defeat Avs (Mile High Hockey)

**Predators have to stop playing role of comeback kids (On The Forecheck)

**Eakin suspended 4 games for ‘intentional’ hit on Lundqvist (Defending Big D)

**Honka reassigned to AHL (Defending Big D)


**Senators to host Habs in 2017 outdoor game at TD Place (Habs Eyes On The Prize)

**RECAP: Ristolainen lifts Sabres to OT win over Islanders (Die By The Blade)

**RECAP: Toffoli, Kings snap Penguins win streak in OT (

**RECAP: Sharks chase Price, hold off Canadiens (Fear The Fin)

**RECAP: Oshie delivers in shootout for Caps sixth straight win (Japers’ Rink)

**RECAP: Blue Jackets defeat Flames for eight straight win (

**RECAP: Horvat propels Canucks past Lightning (

**Sens announce “Ring of Honour” (Silver Sevens)

**Sens’ Hoffman suspended 2 games for crosscheck on Couture (Silver Sevens)


**RECAP: No. 15 Bemidji State ties No. 1 Minnesota-Duluth (Duluth News Tribune)

**WHL Friday night roundup (WHL)

**Report: Hartley to take Latvian national team gig (PHT)