Breaking: Corey Crawford Placed On Injured Reserve


On Wednesday morning the Chicago Blackhawks placed goaltender Corey Crawford on injured reserve and recalled goaltender Jeff Glass and forward David Kampf from the Rockford IceHogs. Additionally, the IceHogs recalled goaltender Matt Tomkins from the Indy Fuel in the absence of Glass.

Blackhawks Lose Crawford For Second Time This Month

This marks the second time this season that Crawford has been placed on injured reserve this month. Back on Dec. 1, the Blackhawks placed Crawford on injured reserve and recalled J.F. Berube from the IceHogs. He returned to the Blackhawks shortly after and in seven appearances during the month of December, Crawford is 6-1-0 with a .923 save percentage. In his last appearance against the New Jersey Devils, Crawford allowed three goals on seven shots faced and was pulled after just 13:22 minutes of play.

Blackhawks backup Anton Forsberg figures to get the majority of action while Crawford is out. Forsberg this season is 1-4-3 in 11 appearances for the Blackhawks this season with a 3.13 GAA and .909 save percentage. While serving as the Blackhawks starter earlier this month, Forsberg went 0-2-1.

Heading to Chicago from Rockford as goaltender Jeff Glass and forward David Kampf. Glass has been the IceHogs starter since J.F. Berube went down with an injury earlier this month. This season, Glass is 10-4-2 with a 2.60 GAA and .917 save percentage for the IceHogs and has started their last nine straight games. Glass has yet to make his NHL regular season debut after being a third-round pick by the Ottawa Senators in 2004.

David Kampf will also be joining Glass as IceHogs heading to Chicago. Kampf is playing in his first year of North American professional hockey with Rockford after playing with Chomutov Pirati of the Czech Pro League from 2012-2016. In 30 games with the IceHogs this season, Kampf has 17 points (7G, 10A) and is second in rookie scoring on the team.

Finally, with the IceHogs losing Glass to the Blackhawks and with Berube already out with an injury, the IceHogs recalled goaltender Matt Tomkins from the Indy Fuel. Tomkins rejoins his Fuel teammate from the beginning of the year, Collin Delia, in-between the pipes as they will now split time in net for the IceHogs. Delia has made one appearance for the IceHogs this season, a loss in November in which he gave up four goals on 16 shots faced. Tomkins this season with the Fuel is 4-3-0 in eight appearances, with a 2.73 GAA and .931 save percentage.

The Blackhawks return to action after the Holiday break on Thursday, taking on the Vancouver Canucks in the first of four straight road games. The IceHogs are on the road on Thursday as well, beginning a three games in three days stretch to close out the 2017 calendar year.