Cam Ward will start in net for the Blackhawks against the Bruins in the Winter Classic on New Year’s Day, head coach Jeremy Colliton announced Monday.
The game is scheduled for noon Central time at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.
Ward has split the starting goaltending duties with Collin Delia since No. 1 netminder Corey Crawford was placed on injured reserve Dec. 18 with a concussion. Crawford sustained his second concussion in less than a year after a collision in the crease caused him to hit his head against the goal post Dec. 16 against San Jose at the United Center in Chicago.