Crawford (upper-body) is 100 percent; will back-up tonight.
Crawford has missed the last five games, but will suit up and be on the bench tonight behind Scott Darling who makes his third straight start. Darling has been a great story and is the hot-hand right now so they will let Crawford get a few more practices in and then he figures to start on Saturday in Toronto.
Crawford will travel to Ottawa along with Scott Darling and Antti Raanta and will take part in the morning skate, where a decision on the starter will be made. Darling has been great since Crawford went down, so the Hawks won't rush Crawford back if he is not at 100 percent. Monitor his status in the morning.
Crawford will miss his fifth straight game tonight, but was on the ice for the morning skate and said he feels good and will travel to Ottawa with the team. Monitor his status during Thursday's morning skate.
Crawford (upper-body) is not on the ice for Blackhawks practice.
Crawford, who was originally scheduled to start on Tuesday, missed his start due to an upper-body injury and is danger of missing Thursday and Friday's back-to-back because of the injury. Antti Raanta will draw a second straight start on Thursday if Crawford is unavailable.
Original reports were that Crawford was sick, but now head coach Joel Quenneville is calling him day-to-day with a UBI. Chicago has recalled Scott Darling from Rockford (AHL). Monitor Crawford's status leading up to Thursday's game.
Crawford, who is expected to start tonight is not at the Blackhawks morning skate.
The Blackahwks announced on Monday that Crawford was starting on Tuesday, but his absence from the morning skate makes us wonder if something may have happened to him. We will get a full update after the morning skate.
Crawford will start in goal vs. the Flyers on Tuesday.
Crawford stopped 19 of 20 shots in a 2-1 win over the Predators on Saturday. He will make his fifth straight start tomorrow against the 1-2-2 Flyers. Crawford has won three of four starts with a 1.66 GAA and .926 SV% so get him in your lineup tomorrow.
Crawford draws the start for the Blackhawks on Saturday.
Crawford gave up two goals on 18 shots in the 2-1 OT loss to the Flames on Wednesday. It was n unexpected loss after the Hawks badly outplayed the Flames for the majority of the night. With the loss behind him he will set his sights on the Predators on Saturday night. He was 0-3-0 with a 3.73 GAA and .853 SV% vs. Nashville last year.
Crawford stopped 21 of 23 shots in the Blackhawks 6-2 win over the Sabres on Saturday. With three days rest in between games, the Hawks are able to come back with Crawford tonight vs. the Flames. He has started the season with two great performances and expect that to continue tonight vs. a Flames team playing in the second game of a back-to-back.
Crawford "is going to play a lot of games" says head coach Joel Quenneville.
The Blackhawks have just two back-to-backs in their next 18 games, which could set Crawford up to start 16 of the 18 contests. "It’s important we get off to a strong start," said coach Quenneville "When you've got a top guy and you've got time, you might as well play him." Crawford is off to a strong start this season, winning his first two starts with a 1.93 GAA and .930 SV%.