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%.
Crawford will start the Blackhawks home opener on Saturday.
Crawford was excellent in the Blackhawks 3-2 shootout win over the Stars on Thursday. He stopped 32 of 34 shots in regulation and OT and all three shootout attempts to preserve the victory. On Saturday he will get the nod against the Sabres--which makes him an absolute must-start.
Crawford will start the season opener for the Blackhawks.
Crawford comes into 2014-15 having won 32 games with a 2.26 GAA and .917 SV% a season ago. He will get his year started against the Dallas Stars--a team he was 3-1-0 with a 2.22 GAA and .916 SV% against last season. With a great time in front of him, Crawford makes for a safe option on a nightly basis.
Crawford will be the Blackhawks starter in game 3.
Crawford allowed five goals on 30 shots, including three unanswered to begin the third period, that put the Hawks down 4-2. The Kings went onto win the game 6-2, a performance Crawford will try to put behind him for game 3 tonight in Los Angeles.
Crawford saved 25 of 26 shots in the Hawks' 3-1 win over the Kings in game 1 on Sunday. He continues to be great in the post season as he paces the NHL with a 1.90 GAA. Chicago has been nearly unbeatable at the United Center, winning 18 of their last 20 at home.
Crawford stopped 34 of 35 shots in the Blackhawks 2-1 OT win over the Wild in game 6 of round 2. He finished the second round with a 1.97 GAA and .926 SV% which has him ranked first in both categories in the postseason--1.97 GAA / .931 SV%. Crawford won his only start against the Kings this season.