Friday, December 01, 2017

Hawks Place Crawford on IR

A surprise piece of news hit the streams on Friday afternoon, as the Chicago Blackhawks mysteriously placed their number one goalie, Corey Crawford, on the Injured Reserve with an undisclosed injury.  All we can really gather from it is that Crawford will be out at least a week with said injury and if the Blackhawks could possibly give us some more info, that would be fantastic.

Crawford and the Blackhawks lost to the Stars on Thursday night, a game that the 32-year old was able to finish, but something must have been hurting, given the paperwork that ensued today.

In 21 appearances this season, the Blackhawks netminder has 11 wins and 2 shutouts for 26 points, which is good enough for 36th overall in pool scoring, 13th among all goalies.  His injury will make Anton Forsberg the new starter and the team called up J-F Berube to be the part-time back-up for the team going forward.

For Jeremy, this could put a dent into both his hopes for the goalie survival pool and if the injury is indeed more significant than the scheduled week off, it could put a dent in his trophy hopes as well.  I'm sure he's anxiously looking to find out whether or not he'll have to make a player swap in the goaltending position before the end of the week with the bonus round coming up.

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