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from Tim Sassone of Between The Circles,
Corey Crawford is day-to-day with an upper body injury, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said after his No. 1 goalie missed Friday’s morning skate.
Henrik Karlsson was recalled from Rockford to be Ray Emery’s backup on Friday against San Jose. The 6-foot-6, 209-pound Karlsson was acquired from Calgary on Jan. 21 for a seventh-round draft pick in 2013.
Crawford is believed to have been hurt late in Tuesday’s shootout loss to Anaheim when he was run over by Bobby Ryan. It’s believed he suffered a concussion.
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from Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune,
A year ago at this time, Crawford was concentrating on securing the backup job to veteran Marty Turco. This time around, after winning the starting job midway through last season and earning a three-year, $8 million contract, Crawford is developing the mindset needed to be a No. 1.
“I’m just trying to prepare myself mentally for that,” Crawford said. “It almost seems like you have to work harder and be a little readier when you’re in that position. I still have to battle and I still have to work for my ice time.”
When the Hawks hit the ice Saturday for the first official practice of camp, Crawford will head to the crease after a summer spent working on improving his game.
“I feel strong (and) quicker,” said Crawford, who worked for a week on technique with Hawks goalie coach Stephane Waite during August. “I’m eager to go and I’m excited for the season.”
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The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms with goaltender Corey Crawford on a three-year contract.
Crawford, 26, paced rookie goaltenders with 33 wins (33-18-6), tied for rookie lead with four shutouts and ranked eighth among National Hockey League netminders with a 2.30 goals-against-average during the 2010-11 regular-season. He also led all NHL rookies with a .927 save percentage and a 2.21 GAA in seven Stanley Cup Playoff contests.
from Chris Boden of CSNChicago,
While the Blackhawks continue proceeding down the stretch for now without Patrick Sharp, they’re already taking steps to make Corey part of their long-term core.
In a sitdown interview with Comcast SportsNet Thursday, Blackhawks Vice President and General Manager Stan Bowman says the process has begun in hopes of locking up rookie goaltender Corey Crawford before he becomes a restricted free agent following this season.