Blackhawks Early Season MVP Crawford Is Headed To IR

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CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 10: Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks follows the action against the Colorado Avalanche at the United Center on January 10, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Avalanche 6-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Corey Crawford is headed to the IR with an undisclosed injury he suffered on Thursday night against Dallas. While it doesn’t seem serious, there is no timeline for his return and will be out at least the required minimum of seven days.

Crow didn’t look like himself in the OT loss to the stars last night and got up slowly after a save in the third period. He has posted an 11-7-2 record and the 7th best GAA (2.29) in the NHL. In an otherwise mediocre start to the Blackhawks season, Crawford has been the most consistent member of the team and has even been mentioned in Vezina Trophy talk.

Anton Forsberg will gain some much needed experience and will be backed up by Jean-Francois Berube who was called up from Rockford. If the past few seasons have shown us anything about Coach Q, it’s that we probably won’t see Berube in net and he’ll ride Forsberg for the time being.

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