For the first time since suffering a concussion on Dec. 16, 2018, Corey Crawford practiced with the Blackhawks on Saturday at MB Ice Arena. His on-ice session lasted roughly 25 minutes, however, before he left as practice continued.

Still, it's a positive step in his recovery process.

"Great to see him out there," coach Jeremy Colliton said. "I wouldn't read too much into it. Obviously it's a process here. He's not going to get too high or too low, and neither are we. But I'm happy for him that he felt good enough to be on the ice, and we'll see what happens."

With the Blackhawks on a six-game winning streak that has pulled themselves within two points out of a wild card spot, it's easy for Chicago to get excited and think about what he can bring to a team looking to make a legitimate playoff push. But there are still hurdles Crawford needs to get through.