Feb 12, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) makes a save against Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf (15) during the third period at the United Center. The Ducks beat the Blackhawks 3-2 in the shootout. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports
Corey Crawford is day-to-day with an upper body injury. He’s been placed on IR until further notice and newly acquired Henrik Karlsson has been recalled from Rockford to back up Ray Emery against the San Jose Sharks.
It was announced Thursday that Ray Emery would get his first home start in net Friday night against the Sharks, and today it was revealed that Crawford did not feel well after practice on Thursday and he would be out for Friday’s game. Head Coach Joel Quenneville did not go into detail about Crawford’s injury and said that he may be out for the Blackhawk’s afternoon game against the LA Kings on Sunday.
Crawford has played well so far this season, and his improved goaltending is a huge factor in the Blackhawks’ 10-0-3 record. But Emery is more than capable to take his place, playing the best game of his career in Calgary earlier this month. Hopefully Crawford’s injury is nothing serious and the Blackhawks will get back their goaltending duo that’s brimming with confidence right now.
Karlsson has been with the Ice Hogs since January and has a 2-2-0 record and 2.23 GAA. Emery had a 10-0-3 record on home ice last season with 2.15 GAA.