Joel Quenneville

Blackhawks don't expect Corey Crawford to be out 'long term'

Blackhawks don't expect Corey Crawford to be out 'long term'

Like most NHL teams, the Blackhawks keep injury information close to the vest and only reveal what they must. Just how guarded are they?

As they boarded their charter flight for Dallas on Friday, goaltender Anton Forsberg expected to see Corey Crawford climb into the plane.

Instead, he saw Rockford goaltender Jean-Francois Berube. Only then did Forsberg learn that Crawford was on injured reserve and wouldn’t make the trip.

“I still don’t know what it is,” Forsberg said Saturday morning.

“It,” the Hawks finally revealed Saturday, is a lower-body injury that will keep Crawford out at least three games. The good news for the Hawks is that coach Joel Quenneville...

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