Blackhawks place goalie Corey Crawford on Injured reserve

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CHICAGO – After an appendectomy it was expected that he would be out at least 2-3 weeks to recover. 

Now the Blackhawks are trying to free up a roster spot until Corey Crawford returns to the lineup.

As many expected, the Blackhawks goaltender was placed on Injured Reserve today by the organization retroactive to December 3rd.

Per NHL rules, a player cannot play in a game for at least seven days after going on Injured Reserve. The Blackhawks are allowed to add a player to the active roster in Crawford’s absence.

Scott Darling will continue as the Blackhawks’ top goaltender in Crawford’s absence. Lars Johansson has been called up from Rockford to backup Darling.