There is a very good chance that Chicago Blackhawks’ goaltender Corey Crawford could be sidelined for the remainder of the season.
Head coach Joel Quenneville said 10 days ago that Crawford was expected to return from an upper-body injury at some point, but apparently it’s not quite that cut and dry.
According to Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun Times:
Three sources told the Sun-Times that Crawford is dealing with vertigo-like symptoms, for the second time in his career. And there is a growing concern within the organization that Crawford could miss the rest of the season.
Crawford was involved in a collision during a December 21st game in Dallas, but appeared fine and finished the game. He was back in the net two days later and looked terrible, allowing three goals in less than 14 minutes. He hasn’t been back in nets since.
Corey Crawford had been playing some of the best hockey of his career, posting a record of 16-9-2 with a .929 save percentage.