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Chicago’s Crawford sits out Saturday, should start season opener

Sep 28, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT

Corey Crawford won’t play for the Chicago Blackhawks as originally planned on Saturday, but the good news is that he should be able to start in the team’s season-opener on Tuesday, CSNChicago.com’s Tracey Myers reports.

Hot on the trail of Bryan Bickell‘s “lower-body wardrobe malfunction,” the description of Crawford’s injury – via the Chicago Sun-Times’ Mark Lazerus – is another one for our inner-children:

The thought of the 28-year-old missing substantial time isn’t really snickering on the playground material. One cannot help but wonder if Chicago’s title defense might rest on the health and productivity of Crawford, especially those who believe that Nikolai Khabibulin is past his due date.

Luckily for ‘Hawks fans, they won’t have to face that proposition yet.

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