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‘Hawks goalie Crawford out tonight, day-to-day with upper-body injury

Feb 15, 2013, 12:58 PM EDT

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Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford is out with an upper-body injury and is considered day-to-day, according to Chicago coach Joel Quenneville.

Quenneville wouldn’t say for sure if Crawford was hurt Tuesday in a collision during a game against Anaheim. The 28-year-old goalie managed to practice yesterday.

“I don’t know if it’s that or practice,” said Quenneville, per CSNChicago.com. “I don’t know if it’s a defining blow.”

Crawford’s back up, Ray Emery, will start tonight at home to San Jose. The Blackhawks have called up Henrik Karlsson from AHL Rockford to back up Emery.

Crawford (7-0-3, .935 SV%) has been very good this season after a challenging 2011-12.

When asked if his top goalie could be back Sunday against Los Angeles, Quenneville would only say, “We’ll see.”

  1. pone27 - Feb 15, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    Full confidence in Emery, he has given no reason to not have it.

    GO HAWKS!

  2. comeonnowguys - Feb 15, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    That collision was nasty. Crawford did a masterful job of flailing around until he got a penalty called.

    No, wait…

  3. dawglb - Feb 15, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    I hope Emery plays so well that they have a tough decision when Crawford is healthy. Go Ray!

  4. deezenucks - Feb 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    I’m gonna be honest, I’m not sure how Emery is playing so well, he looks like a geriatric out there and has the most awkward stance I’ve seen in a while.
    Full credit for putting in the effort in the KHL and recovering from his hip surgery getting back to the show but I feel like he will be exposed soon. Hawks D is solid and the sharks can’t score atm so it just may not be tonight.

  5. dawglb - Feb 15, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    Deez…….. I just laughed out loud. That is funny. His stance is, and has been awkward. Ever since his comeback to Philadelphia, and then having to deal with what could have been career ending surgery, I have been rooting for his comeback to be a hood one. He must have put in a lot of work…..

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