Crawford (concussion) was spotted working out off the ice while his teammates skated Saturday, Tracey Myers of NHL.com reports.
Myers added that coach Joel Quenneville hopes Crow can return to the ice before long. However, with the Blackhawks' playoff hopes almost completely squashed, there should be no urgency in having him come back. It doesn't appear that the club has any immediate plans to shut him down for the season, though.
Crawford (concussion) did not skate with the team Thursday, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Coach Joel Quenneville clarified that while the team is hoping to get Crawford back before the end of the 2017-18 campaign, there is no set return date. For now, fantasy owners will remain in limbo about when to expect the netminder to be taken off injured reserve. Chicago recalled Jean-Francois Berube from the minors, who will be given a shot to take on a bigger role in Crawford's absence.
Crawford (concussion) practiced for the first time since Dec. 23 on Monday, Scott Powers of The Athletic reports.
Head coach Joel Quenneville also revealed that there wasn't a concrete timetable for Crawford to come back, but getting live action in practice checks off another recovery step nonetheless. Thursday against Anaheim remains a possibility for the 33-year-old to return to the crease, and Chicago would gladly welcome him back -- they've posted a 7-10-3 record in his absence.
Crawford won't be available for Monday's contest or Tuesday's meeting with the Golden Knights, but he could be back between the pipes as soon as Thursday against the Ducks. The 33-year-old netminder hasn't played since Dec. 23 against the Devils due to post-concussion syndrome.
Crawford (concussion) didn't make the trip to Minnesota for Saturday's game against the Wild, NHL.com's Tracey Myers reports.
Chicago has two more road games against the Coyotes and Golden Knights following Saturday's match, so it appears as though Crawford's next opportunity to return to action likely won't come until Thursday against Anaheim. However, the Blackhawks are on the brink of being eliminated from playoff contention, so if they continue to struggle during their three-game road trip, they could opt to shut down their starting netminder for the rest of the season in order to ensure he'll be back to 100 percent heading into the 2018-19 campaign.