The Chicago Blackhawks injury unit became a little bit bigger yesterday after Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville stated that Scott Darling would be out for three week with an upper body injury.
The biggest news after Chicago Blackhawks morning skate yesterday was the quick call up of Rockford Ice Hogs goalie Jeff Glass. You knew it was a surprise move when even the Chicago Blackhawks beat writers were wondering what had happened on Twitter.
Well, after the game Coach Q let everyone know that Scott Darling had suffered an upper body injury and would be out for 3 weeks which doesn’t leave a bunch of games before the end of the regular season for Darling to get sharp once again. The guess is that he took a puck to his hand late in practice Friday morning.
Either way, Darling is out for a few weeks, which leaves just Corey Crawford to hold down the fort. Well, it’s his fort and I’m sure he will get 100% of the workload as long as he stays healthy and none of the games get out of hand.
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Darling is having a career year for him already posting a career high total in wins with 15 and shutouts with 2. The play of Darling has made many believe he will be a starting goalie somewhere in the NHL after his contract runs out this summer.
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Glass will just be there for practice and sitting on the bench to cheer on Corey Crawford the rest of the way in which for some is probably the best seat in the house!
Now it’s Crawford’s time to shine, it’s the best part of having two really good goalies on your roster!