Brent Seabrook

G Corey Crawford skates before Chicago's first practice

Corey Crawford is skating again. The Stanley Cup-winning goaltender hasn't been cleared for practice just yet, but he thinks he is close.

Now about those defensemen for the Chicago Blackhawks.

While Crawford delivered a positive update Friday on his recovery from a concussion that sidelined him for most of last season, defensemen Connor Murphy, Brent Seabrook and Gustav Forsling missed the start of training camp due to injuries.

Forsling had right wrist surgery in July, but the back injury for Murphy and abdominal issue for Seabrook were new developments. Murphy will be sidelined for about eight weeks, taking him out of the mix for the start of the season. The...

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