Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford will start Wednesday’s game against the Ducks, coach Jerry Colliton announced after the team’s morning skate in Anaheim, marking Crawford’s first start after missing more than two months because of a concussion.
Coach Colliton says Crawford gets the start in net against the Ducks. #crOwMG
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Crawford, 34, was activated Monday from injured reserve.
Starting goalies don’t talk to the media before games, the Chicago Sun-Times noted, but Crawford said Tuesday, “Hopefully I get the feelings — the good feelings — back right away and just roll with it.”
The Blackhawks (26-28-9) are looking for a lift as their wild-card hopes took a hit with consecutive home losses to the Avalanche and Stars. They enter Wednesday’s game trailing Dallas by six points for the second wild card in the Western Conference.
Crawford had a .902 save percentage and 3.28 goals against average in 23 games before he suffered the concussion in a collision at the net.