Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford suffered a concussion after hitting his head on a goalpost in a 7-3 loss to the San Jose Sharks on Sunday.
Crawford’s injury came in the first period when teammate Dylan Strome collided with him after he saved a Logan Couture shot. While there was no blow to the head on the initial hit, Crawford’s hit snapped back and hit a goalpost, dislodging the net.
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Crawford kneeled down on the ice for a few moments before skating off with team trainers. Cam Ward replaced him for the remainder of the game.
Corey Crawford leaves the game after this nasty collision. pic.twitter.com/WCKD7Mgczh
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Sunday’s concussion diagnosis comes nearly a year after Crawford suffered a concussion that caused him to miss 52 games during the 2017-18 season. After missing the first six games of this season, Crawford made his return on Oct. 18 against Arizona Coyotes.
Crawford is 6-14-2 with a .903 save percentage and 3.23 goals-against average in 22 starts this season.