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Crawford (lower body) will start against Islanders on Thursday

Jan 1, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT

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Corey Crawford is back for Chicago.

After missing 10 games, Crawford will get the start against the New York Islanders on Thursday night on Long Island. Crawford’s last start came on December 8 against Florida and he left the game with an injury after 13 minutes.

CSNChicago.com’s Tracey Myers shares that Antti Raanta will backup Crawford. Jason LaBarbera, who was acquired to be the backup to Raanta while Crawford and Nikolai Khabibulin were out, will also travel with the team. Considering the Blackhawks’ luck with goalie injuries this season, it’s most likely better to be safe than sorry.

  1. sprtsfan1 - Jan 1, 2014 at 1:48 PM

    Welcome back Crow!!! Stay safe!!

  2. esracerx46 - Jan 1, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    Finally Raanta can rest. Talk about a start to you career. How many straight games did he play? Raanta is obviously an NHL caliber goalie, hope they keep Khabibulin on LTIR.

  3. endusersolutions2013 - Jan 1, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    The cap issue will be a challenge, I think they have 189k fight now. If they waive the Bulin Sieve, does his salary still count, all or in part (I’m kinda figuring nobody would claim him)

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