Not only has Corey Crawford not been on the ice in Chicago since he was put on injured reserve Dec. 27, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said he hasn’t talked to his goalie in a while.
“It’s been quiet,” Quenneville said before Sunday’s 4-0 loss to the Red Wings, the 10th game Crawford has missed with what the team said is an upper-body injury.
As he has repeated during the last week, Quenneville said there was no update regarding Crawford’s status or when he might return.
Crawford was last seen in a Blackhawks uniform on Dec. 23, when he was pulled after allowing three goals on seven shots against the Devils.
When asked whether Crawford’s prolonged absence was cause for concern, Quenneville offered no details.
“Injuries are a part of the game,” Quenneville said. “Everybody’s got to deal with it.”
Captain Jonathan Toews praised the play of the team’s backup goalies — Anton Forsberg and Jeff Glass — before addressing Crawford’s absence. The team has gone 5-4-1 without him.
Blackhawks remain mum on injured goalie Corey Crawford’s status
Chicago Tribune | Jan 15