Despite the winning record to start the season, the Chicago Blackhawks' goalie situation isn't exactly what they were hoping for. 

The Hawks' struggled last season when they couldn't find an adequate replacement for the injured Corey Crawford, a situation they hoped they solved this offseason. 

General manager Stan Bowman signed Cam Ward to a one year deal which features a no trade clause, however the goalie hasn't lived up to expectations. 

Ward has already given up 14 goals on 89 shots so far, a .843 save percentage. 

The goalie situation is about to get complicated as Corey Crawford is expected to return soon which would mean that Anton Forsberg is likely to be traded or put on waivers. A trade is the likely option has Forsberg would likely be claimed on waivers. 

Crawford is expected to return on October 18th the earliest. 


Source: The Athletic