On Wednesday morning, the Blackhawks recalled goalie Alexander Salak from Rockford.
Starting goalie Corey Crawford has missed a couple practices this week because of an allegedly minor groin injury. This news, however, would seem to indicate that the injury is more serious than initially reported.
However, CSN’s Chris Boden tweeted on Wednesday that Crawford and Viktor Stalberg were the first players on the ice for practice, and Ray Emery is not.
With Salak in Chicago, it’s possible Emery gets his first start for the Blackhawks against Winnipeg on Thursday night. But the absense of Emery from practice raises questions.
UPDATE: coach Joel Quenneville told the media after practice that Corey Crawford feels “OK,” Ray Emery has the flu, and any of the three goalies could start on Thursday night.