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A Look At The Chicago Blackhawks

from Tracey Myers of NHL.com,

NHL.com is providing in-depth roster, prospect and fantasy analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Chicago Blackhawks are hoping several offseason additions and the improved health of their No. 1 goaltender will help them get back to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The Blackhawks added to their depth at each position, signing goaltender Cam Ward, 34, (one-year contract), forward Chris Kunitz, 38, (one-year contract) and defenseman Brandon Manning, 28, (two-year contract) on July 1 after missing the playoffs last season for the first time since 2007-08.

Goaltender Corey Crawford missed the second half of last season with an upper-body injury and said July 27 that he still wasn't 100 percent but hopes to be ready for training camp in September.

"Treatments are going well and we're making small steps and I'm getting a little better, so it's a process," Crawford said at the annual Blackhawks Convention. "It's been a process since I left in December. It hasn't been easy, but I'll be back. ... Right now, we're looking good. We've done a lot to get where I'm at right now, and I'm feeling good and hopefully I can get to a point soon where I can jump back on the ice."


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TreKronor's avatar

It’s funny because management keeps talking about Crawford returning to form and being ready, and Crawford keeps talking about not being ready and not sure when he will play.

When they had their convention I heard sound bites from both parties back to back and I thought it was a joke at first.

Posted by TreKronor on 08/07/18 at 09:08 AM ET

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