Earlier today the Chicago Blackhawks made a surprising roster move by placing goaltender Corey Crawford on injured reserve.
While we still don’t know the nature of Crawford’s injury or his official timetable for a return, we did get an update from two reliable sources this afternoon.
Both Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times and Jay Zawaski of The Score 670 AM reported that Crawford is considered week-to-week, but he will not be out long-term. Zawaski reports that his source told him one to three weeks.
If we go with the max of three weeks, that means Crawford will likely be ready to return after the Christmas break. This would have him missing a total of 10 games; two against Dallas and single games versus Los Angeles, Washington, Buffalo, Arizona, Florida, Winnipeg, Minnesota and New Jersey.
Hearing week to week on Crawford. He'll miss some time, but not long-term.
— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) December 1, 2017
I’m told Crawford’s injury is not day-to-day, but also not overly long term. A range of 1-3 weeks is the timeframe I was told. #Blackhawks
— Jay Zawaski (@JayZawaski670) December 1, 2017