Morning Bag Skate: Team USA, Patrick Kane eliminated from World Cup

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

Team USA and Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane were eliminated from the World Cup on Tuesday with a 4-2 loss to Team Canada. Team North America takes on Sweden at 2 p.m. CT Wednesday, followed by Canada and Team Europe competing for the top spot in Group A at 7 p.m. Here's the full World Cup schedule and results so far.


**Panarin’s agent confirms contract extension talks (SCH)

**Top 25 Under 25: Nick Schmaltz at No. 2 (SCH)


**Nichushkin agrees to terms with KHL’s CSKA Moscow (DBD)

**Time for Sobotka, Blues saga to come to an end (STLToday)

**Iginla still has plenty of NHL toughness in him as 40 as approaches (The Denver Post)

**Avs release training camp roster, Burgundy/White game details (The Denver Post)

**Avs prospect Mason Geertsen has toughness in his corner (The Denver Post)


**Sabres’ Kane files counterclaim against accuser (PHT)

**Report: David Booth to join Ducks on PTO (theScore)

**Gryba back with Oilers on PTO (Edmonton Journal)


**Kessel roasts Team USA for leaving him off roster after loss (SBN)

**Tortorella defends Team USA’s roster, blames loss on ‘self-inflicted’ mistakes (PHT)

**Oshie’s comments showcase exactly what’s wrong with USA Hockey (SBN)

**Sweden, Lundqvist shut out rival Finland (PHT)

**SPHL Peoria Rivermen sign Canada Olympic women’s team goalie Szabados (PJStar)