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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Get Well Soon Crawford

By Keith Schultz
Dec 1, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) makes a save against New Jersey Devils center Adam Henrique (14) during the third period at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 1, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) makes a save against New Jersey Devils center Adam Henrique (14) during the third period at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports /
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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks and their fans were hit with a big surprise when it was announced yesterday that Corey Crawford would be out for 2-3 weeks due to an appendectomy.

It’s really weird to me that a couple days ago, I was talking about how great a season Corey Crawford was having, and that this is about the time of year something strange usually happens to derail a Vezina Trophy type season for #50.

Two years ago was of course the strangest story ever when Crawford missed about a month of action when he took a misstep going up stairs at a concert.  Last year wasn’t strange but he did injury himself after really dominating the action.

Now he’s out for a few weeks due to a surprise appendectomy which means a whole lot of Scott Darling, but it means another season will be broke up for Crawford after another stellar start to the season.

Looking at yesterday’s game, there still is the lingering problem no matter if it’s Darling or Crawford in net that the Chicago Blackhawks always throw in a very bad period of hockey which makes winning hockey games a pretty difficult task especially when the Hawks are becoming more and more shorthanded with Crawford joining Jonathan Toews on the shelf.

The other issue is the Chicago Blackhawks coaching staffs love for Trevor van Riemsdyk.  TVR didn’t look very good at all yesterday, but it seems like the Chicago Blackhawks will be sending Gustav Forsling back to Sweden before they send TVR to Rockford or waivers.

Another game today, and another time for the Chicago Blackhawks to pick up a win on United Center ice! Here are some morning links to start your Sunday morning.

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Former NHL goalie Chris Mason tells what it takes to return to the NHL after an appendectomy       (Tribune)

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