Corey Crawford Injured, Blackhawks Recall Henrik Karlsson

Corey Crawford was not at Blackhawks practice on Friday morning, and is day-to-day with an “upper-body injury,” according to coach Joel Quenneville.

Crawford was run over in the third period against Anaheim. He was slow to get up from the hit, but did finish the game.

With Crawford out, the Hawks have recalled goaltender Henrik Karlsson from Rockford.


Karlsson, 29, was acquired from Calgary on Jan. 21 and made his Rockford debut on Feb. 1 at San Antonio. With the IceHogs this season, Karlsson is 2-2-0 with a 2.23 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage. Listed at 6-6 and 209-pounds, he appeared in 26 NHL games with the Flames from 2010 to 2012.

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6 Responses to Corey Crawford Injured, Blackhawks Recall Henrik Karlsson

  1. EbonyRaptor says:

    One thing to note regarding the dearth of NHL games played by Karlsson for Calgary is that may be more a reflection of playing behind Kiprusoff (who annually leads NHL goalies in games played), then it says for his ability.

  2. Rufus T. Firefly says:

    Two things…

    1. I bet Crow got a concussion in the wake of Seabs stupidly knocking Bobby Ryan into Crawford in the game against the Ducks. The Hawks (and the NHL) suck at properly diagnosing head injuries, so it probably took a few days for the mensa medical staff to figure things out. At least they didn’t let Crow drive a car into a light pole ala Taser last season.

    2. Dirty rotten unfair rumor making the circuit at the UC. Seabs rotten start to the season can be attributed to him having a mounting alcohol problem. I can’t validate that statement other than what I heard at the UC the other night. If ANY truth to this nasty rumor, then I hope like hell Bowman, McDonough and company are on top of addressing it. Get Seabs the help he needs now before he becomes yet another NHL player whose career is compromised by the bottle.

  3. NJ Dave says:

    Rufus – let’s leave the gossip to the rags in the check out lines. What any player does outside the rink is not for internet fodder. Let’s stick to hockey.

    That being said, I hope this is not a long-term deal for Crow. The Hawks need him to make a run. It’s a good sign he practiced yesterday, but if it is a concussion we know they can drag on.

    Anyone heard if it’s Niemi tonight?

  4. Brad Stevenson says:

    To a team with quality depth, injuries are not the plague…they give depth players opportunities to step up and show what they can do. I hope that Karlsson gets at least 1 start up here…I watched one game of his in Rockford and he was outstanding…he is a massive presence in the goal crease…if he can control his rebounds, he will replicate this success in the show.

  5. Melissa Scheele says:

    As long as he isn’t out for a long stretch of time the Hawks will be fine. Karlsson seems like a fine back up and Emery is playing well. My biggest concerns ade them rushing Crow back quickly because of how the season is this year or Crow not being as good after his brilliant start. Get better Crow and hold down the fort Emery!!

  6. wall says:

    I think this is a great chance for HK to get his feet wet and Hawk’s brass to see him live game in UC… give him 2 starts…

    If Hawks play like did last nite ( Emery really only had to make make 1-3 quality stops)
    Hawks will win, HK gets some confidence… and we see what this guy can do going into next year. Possibly another cheap goalie that turns into a # 1 in front of a “2010” type of puck dominating team!

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