The Chicago Blackhawks announced after tonight’s game, that goaltender Corey Crawfordhas been diagnosed with a concussion. Crawford’s injury was confirmed by his coach.
The injury occurred Sunday night against the San Jose Sharks, where teammate Dylan Strome collided into Crawford, who subsequently hit his head on the goal post. It was noted that Sharks forward Evander Kane assisted in this collision, and received a goalie interference penalty.
This marks a run of similar injuries for Crawford, who missed 52 games last season because of a concussion. And was still finding his stride with a .902 save percentage and a 2.86 Goals against average in 22 games this season.
Over his extensive 12-year NHL career, Crawford has remained loyal to the Blackhawks. Where during this time he has achieved a .918SV% and a 2.41GAA in 431 career games. The Canadian native was originally drafted by the Hawks in the second round, 52 overall in the 2003 NHL draft.