Monday, December 17, 2018
Crawford Concussed Again
The Chicago Blackhawks announced on Sunday night that Corey Crawford will be out indefinitely with a concussion, following a collision that happened in Sunday night's game against the San Jose Sharks. Crawford was hurt late in the 1st period of the game, when Evander Kane and Dylan Strome collided with him, forcing the 33-year old keeper from the game, not to return.
This injury is eerily familiar to the concussion he suffered last year at about this time and it forced him to miss the rest of the 2018 season. The team said that he is under the league's concussion protocol now and that there is no timetable for his return.
The Chicago netminder had appeared in 23 games for the club, posting 6 wins and 16 points this year, only good enough for 218th in hockey pool scoring, 31st among all goalies.
For Benson's team, this is a pretty big blow to an already troubled season, as injuries really picked apart his team already this year. His team opens Week Twelve in 20th place, 71 points out of the money ranks and things could certainly be getting worse before it gets any better.