A successful 2018-19 Chicago Blackhawks season relies heavily on one thing, a healthy Corey Crawrford.
The Hawks have been pretty quiet when it comes to their star goalies health, not willing to give up many details and not really giving any updates on how he's been doing.
Crawford himself spoke to reporters before the team's annual convention and gave up a bit of information.
“I’m feeling pretty good right now,” Crawford said. “I’m not 100 per cent yet but we’ve come a long way in the last couple months and I worked really hard to do whatever I can to get better. … We still have a lot of time before training camp so we’re very excited about it.”
There's been plenty of speculation on what's going on with Crawford from concussion issues to vertigo, the goalie was asked to clear up the rumors.
“We can’t disclose that. I’d ask you just to respect that,” Crawford said. “There’s been a lot of rumours but people tend to do that. Speculation, that’s normal, but we’re not going to discuss any of that. What’s important right now is getting better and getting prepared for the start of the season.”
“I’m not going to get into what I’m doing right now,” he said. “Treatments are going well and we’re making small steps. I’m getting a little better, so it’s a process. It’s been a process since I left in December.
“It hasn’t been easy but I’ll be back.”