Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford suffers concussion

Corey Crawford (Getty Images)

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.

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.