Corey Crawford Out 2-3 Weeks

According to the Blackhawks, goaltender Corey Crawford will miss the next 2-3 weeks with a leg injury.

From ESPN Chicago’s story on the injury:

“I was at a concert the other day and was on the way out and missed a step,” Crawford said. “I didn’t think it was that bad. I got up the next day and it was worse than I thought. I’m pretty embarrassed about it, frustrated. Things were going really well. Right now, I’m just thinking about trying to get back as quickly as possible and make sure I’m right back where I was when I left off.”

Crawford wouldn’t disclose any other details about the accident, including whether he broke anything or if alcohol was involved. He was wearing a walking boot on his left foot.

11 thoughts on “Corey Crawford Out 2-3 Weeks

  • December 3, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    And Deadspin says he was hammered at the Rise Against concert at the House of Blues. Oops.

    Good thing the Hawks are pretty good at shot supression so the goalie isn’t the most important player on the ice.

  • December 3, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Guess we will see if Wall has been right all along and Crawford can be replaced.

  • December 3, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    This is hilarious. Wonder if he was making a speech at the time.

  • December 3, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Raanta and Darling can hold the fort for a little while but Crawford has been the best Blackhawk on the ice to date. Wish you guys would stop dissing Corey, he’s worth every penny of that 6 million. Having said that…its kind of important that a key player take serious caution and his duties responsibly for himself and the team and the fans…ahh to be young and carefree and wealthy all at the same time…who the heck hasn’t missed a step or two in ones journey.

  • December 3, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    I’ve been a pretty big Crawford fan since 2009 and thought he should have gotten the job over Neimi FWIW. But 2 way contract probs. And they won any way so what do I know.

    Still too funny. Goalies are characters man. The burnt hand teaches best or lower body whatever from biffing a stair.

  • December 3, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Mining, you are correct. Corey has been the best player on the Hawks this year. I think that you can thank his work ethic AND Jimmy Waite for his solid play, so far.

    When they signed him for $6mil / year I was really skeptical. But Corey has gotten a lot more confidence in his game and he seems a lot more “sure” of himself in the net, this year.

    Let’s just hope this minor “setback” doesn’t hurt his confidence. I’m sure he had a few beers in him when he stumbled, but the guy is allowed to go out and have fun. At least he didn’t get drunk, punch his wife, fight a cop and then deny it all.

    He’s still our goalie!!

  • December 3, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    missed a step once at a ball game where i’d had some beers. it sounded like knuckles cracking. we all laughed about it and i didn’t feel too bad until the next day. tore the ligaments in my ankle. had to wear a boot for a month and it was 3 months before the ankle stopped making sounds when i climbed stairs or did anything similar. hope he didn’t tear ligaments.

  • December 3, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    I missed a step at a ski chalet in Vermont that put a swollen mark on my shin so big I couldn’t get my foot in the ski boot for a wk.


  • December 3, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    At least he didn’t say that he tripped over his gym bag at home in the dark. That’s how Carlos Boozer claimed he got hurt right after signing with the Bulls.

  • December 3, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Crow is the new Kane???

    Reg- he was hammered – took a swing at his girlfriend, missed- while he was tripping down the stairs…

  • December 5, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Crawford has been THE MVP of the Hawks the first 1/3 of the season. His value to the club is immense…we DON’T win the Cup against Boston without Crow in net. So incredibly sick and tired of the usual suspects, doorknobs and drool monkeys telling us Crawford is overpaid and very replaceable. Grab your nut sack, squeeze hard and castrate yourselves.

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