Chicago Blackhawks' goalie Corey Crawford had everybody talking yesterday when he stated that "I feel great, back to normal."

It was another long absence for the goalie which had plenty of rumors swirling regarding his playing career. 

Not only did the media ask him how he was feeling, they also asked him whether he ever considered retirement. 

 “No, not at all. I was gonna come back as soon as I felt 100 percent. I’m not worried about that. … I feel good, I feel ready, just going to work our way back into the lineup.”

It's a step at a time for the goalie as he just took part in his first full practice this week. 

“It’s nice to get back on the ice and practice with everyone and yeah, I’m feeling good. That’s the most important thing right now.”

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