Corey Crawford Placed On IR

On Tuesday morning, the Blackhawks announced that goaltender Corey Crawford has been placed on injured reserve retroactive to Dec. 3.

Crawford had an emergency appendectomy in Philadelphia on Saturday. He has a 12-6-2 record with a 2.27 goals-against average and .927 save percentage and two shutouts in 20 games played this season. Crawford was able to fly home to Chicago with the team after the matinee loss to the Flyers.

Lars Johansson will serve as the backup with Scott Darling getting the bulk of the work in Crawford’s absence.

8 thoughts on “Corey Crawford Placed On IR

  • December 6, 2016 at 2:03 pm


    I like this by loading up were each guy is most ideal. Then when 19 is back trickle effect. Want to see the chemistry continue with 38/81 and 70/14.

  • December 6, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    What if Craw miss 8-10-12 games ? How much do we save on the Cap with Toews out ? 160,000 per game approx ? 10 games 1.6 millions ?
    How does it work ?
    Somebody knows ?

  • December 6, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    If Darling plays well during this stretch, you may be seeing the supporting body of work that results in the Hawks moving Crow and his salary. I would sure hate to see it happen, but, if it does, he would just join a long list of guys we all wish were still Hawks.

    Hawks2010, that’s an Ernie question. Hope he ignores the yahoos and comes back on here and gives you an answer.

  • December 6, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    That’s what we want to see 38/81 and 70/14 continue chemistry.

    Hoss scores on a pass from Hartman.

    Then 21 seconds later,

    Mooser score on a pass from Panik.

    Not thinking it would happen that fast, but you know what I mean.

  • December 7, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Hi HAWKS2010

    I don’t think we bank any cap space unless the player is placed on LTIR (ala Kane back in 2015).

    Not sure if 100% correct; therefore, I defer.

  • December 7, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    2010 salary still counts against cap if your on ir or ltir no saving. Ltir allows with replacenent salary until player returns which would allow you to call up somebody till they returned but unless your sure they are out for the season the replacement is useless for acquiringa big name and salary as you would need cap space for both when ltir player returns

  • December 7, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Should be hawkhead2010

  • December 8, 2016 at 12:44 am

    Thx guys for explanation on salary cap ..
    Hawks will need a win against the Ranger …it would be nice to see a few kids getting on the scoreboard ..lately we always see the same players scoring …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *