Corey Crawford returns to Blackhawks after testing positive for coronavirus

Corey Crawford (Wikimedia Commons)

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford of Montreal, Quebec has now returned to the Blackhawks team after testing positive for coronavirus. He has missed the Blackhawks training camp until now and had been quarantining in Chicago according to the Associated Press. 

Crawford experienced symptoms from coronavirus, and was not well for a period of time. It will be interesting to see how long it will take for him to get into game shape and ready to go. In the meantime, the Blackhawks should have Malcolm Subban of Toronto, Ontario as their goaltender until Crawford feels he is in the proper game shape.

In 40 games this season, Crawford had a record of 16 wins, 20 regulation losses, and three losses in extra time. He also had one shutout, a goals against average of 2.77, and a save percentage of .917. Crawford’s lone shutout this season came on November 26, in a 3-0 Chicago win over the Dallas Stars.

Crawford’s experience will be valuable for Chicago, if they hope to beat the Edmonton Oilers. The entire series will be in Edmonton, as Rogers Place is used as one of the two National Hockey League arenas for the NHL restart. In 2013 and 2015, Crawford won the Jennings Trophy and the Stanley Cup Finals.

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