Top Corey Crawford News

  • Corey Crawford: Announces retirement

    Crawford has announced his retirement from the NHL.

    Crawford signed a two-year deal with the Devils this offseason, but he recently took an indefinite leave of absence due to personal reasons, which evidently afforded him enough time to decide to hang up his skates for good. The 36-year-old backstop played 13 NHL seasons, all with the Blackhawks, and served as Chicago's starter for 10 consecutive campaigns from 2010 to 2020, lifting Lord Stanley's Cup on two occasions over that span. Crawford will finish his career having compiled a 260-162-53 record to go along with a .918 save percentage and a 2.45 GAA.

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  • Devils' Corey Crawford: Takes indefinite leave of absence

    Crawford has taken an indefinite leave of absence due to personal reasons.

    There have been rumblings of Crawford potentially considering retirement, and Friday's news only makes those rumors that much more plausible. At this point the 36-year-old backstop's status for the 2020-21 campaign is still up in the air, but it's looking increasingly likely that MacKenzie Blackwood will be serving as New Jersey's workhorse with Scott Wedgewood backing him up.

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  • Devils' Corey Crawford: Given personal day

    Crawford was excused from Wednesday's practice to attend to a personal matter, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports.

    Coach Lindy Ruff declined to elaborate on the specific reason for Crawford's absence, and when asked when the goaltender might be back, said "We'll deal with tomorrow then." Another update on Crawford's status should surface in the coming days.

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  • Corey Crawford: Won't re-sign with Chicago

    General manager Stan Bowman announced Thursday the Blackhawks will not be re-signing Crawford this offseason.

    This news comes as a bit of a shock, as many believed Crawford re-signing with the Blackhawks was a foregone conclusion when the 35-year-old netminder publicly stated playing time was more important to him than salary at this stage of his career. It's an end of an era for Chicago, who drafted Crawford with the 52nd overall pick of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft and deployed him as a full-time starter for 10 seasons spanning from 2010 to 2020, two of which ended with Stanley Cup championships. The Montreal native still believes he can be a No.1 option for an NHL club, and he'll garner plenty of interest on the open market.

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  • Devils' Corey Crawford: Inks two-year deal with Devils

    Crawford signed a two-year, $7.8 million contract with the Devils on Friday.

    Crawford posted a 2.77 GAA and a .917 save percentage in 40 appearances with the Blackhawks last season. He spent 10 years as the primary starter in Chicago, amassing a 260-162-53 record with a 2.45 GAA and a .918 save percentage in his NHL career. With the Devils, Crawford will likely compete with MacKenzie Blackwood for playing time, a situation that could result in a fairly even split of games. He'll likely be a mid-tier fantasy option on a rebuilding Devils team that projects to have a tough road ahead in the Metropolitan Division for 2020-21.

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  • Blackhawks' Corey Crawford: Can't save season Tuesday

    Crawford gave up four goals on 39 shots in a 4-3 loss to Vegas in Tuesday's Game 5.

    Crawford was once again peppered with pucks as Vegas erased two separate deficits in the contest. Alex Tuch would put Vegas ahead early in the third period, and the Blackhawks' luck ran out. Crawford faced 30-plus shots in four out of five games during the series -- he allowed 15 goals on 187 shots for a .920 save percentage. Crawford is an unrestricted free agent ahead of the 2020-21 season.

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  • Blackhawks' Corey Crawford: Starting Game 5

    Crawford is set to start in goal for Tuesday's Game 5 versus Vegas, Thomas Drance of The Athletic Vancouver reports.

    Crawford has staved off elimination once already, stopping 48 of 49 shots in Game 4 to keep the Blackhawks' season going. He'll likely have to bring a similar performance if he's going to force a Game 6.

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  • Blackhawks' Corey Crawford: Draws start Sunday

    Crawford will guard the crease for Sunday's Game 4 with the Golden Knights, Charlie Roumeliotis of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

    Crawford remains the Blackhawks go-to netminder despite falling behind 3-0 in the series. So far, the Golden Knights have notched 10 goals on 99 shots against him. He'll look to fight off elimination and extend the series Sunday.

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  • Blackhawks' Corey Crawford: Keeps series alive

    Crawford stopped 48 of 49 shots Sunday in a 3-1 win over Vegas in Game 4.

    The Blackhawks were badly outshot in this one but Crawford was a stabilizing influence from beginning to end. As a result Chicago was able to stave off elimination for at least one more game. Crawford doesn't possess the prettiest numbers this postseason -- his save percentage is a pedestrian .908 through eight games -- but he has produced big saves at big moments against both Edmonton and Vegas. He'll be back between the pipes Tuesday in Game 5.

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  • Blackhawks' Corey Crawford: Keeps it close in loss

    Crawford yielded two goals on 26 shots in a 2-1 loss to the Golden Knights in Saturday's Game 3.

    Crawford was strong in goal, but he wasn't better than Marc-Andre Fleury at the other end of the rink. The 35-year-old Crawford has allowed 10 goals on 99 shots in three games during the series. He'll more than likely start the second half of a back-to-back in Sunday's must-win Game 4.

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  • Blackhawks' Corey Crawford: Back in blue paint Saturday

    Crawford will defend the net against the Golden Knights during Saturday's Game 3, Mark Lazerus of The Athletic reports.

    Crawford has been peppered with rubber in each of the first two games of this series, and he allowed four goals in each contest despite making a combined 65 saves. This is a must-win game for the Blackhawks, so it's not surprising that they're rolling with Crawford on the first half of back-to-back matchups.

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  • Blackhawks' Corey Crawford: Tough-luck loss

    Crawford made 35 saves in a 4-3 OT loss to Vegas on Thursday in Game 2.

    He didn't have much of a chance on the winner. Crawford's teammates over-pressured the puck carrier down the left wall and the Vegas player snuck into the slot and redirected the puck past him. Crawford looked every part a Cup champ against the Oilers, but those tricks haven't worked as well against the much better Golden Knights. The Hawks are down 2-0 in the series.

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  • Blackhawks' Corey Crawford: Starting Game 2

    Crawford will defend the blue paint during Thursday's Game 2 against the Golden Knights.

    Crawford struggled in Game 1, surrendering four goals, two of which were of the "soft" variety, on 34 shots en route to a 4-1 defeat. The 35-year-old vet will try to bounce back and help his team even up the series in a matchup with a Vegas squad that will be without Max Pacioretty (undisclosed). The Golden Knights' leading scorer during the regular season has been deemed unfit to play just one game after making his postseason debut.

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  • Blackhawks' Corey Crawford: Yields four goals in loss

    Crawford gave up four goals on 34 shots in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Golden Knights in Game 1 of their first-round series.

    Crawford could have done better on the opening goal by Shea Theodore and the first of two Reilly Smith tallies in the third period. The 35-year-old Crawford has allowed 19 goals through five games during the playoffs, but he represents the Blackhawks' best option in net. DFS managers may want to avoid Crawford against Vegas' high-powered offense.

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  • Blackhawks' Corey Crawford: In goal for Game 1

    Crawford will patrol the crease during Tuesday's Game 1 versus Vegas, Charlie Roumeliotis of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

    Crawford was shaky through the first three games of Chicago's qualifying-round series, but he stood on his head during Game 4, stopping 43 of 45 shots en route to a series-clinching victory. The 35-year-old backstop will need to carry that form into Game 1 of the Blackhawks' first-round matchup with the Golden Knights in order to have a shot at picking up his fourth win of the postseason, as Vegas' offense was nearly unstoppable during round-robin play, averaging 5.00 goals per game.

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  • Blackhawks' Corey Crawford: Staves off onslaught to advance

    Crawford made 43 saves on 45 shots in Friday's 3-2 win over the Oilers in Game 4.

    Crawford picked a great time to produce his best game of the series, as his herculean effort was enough to help the Blackhawks lock down a 3-1 series win. The 35-year-old goalie leaked 15 goals in the four-game series, but plenty of goal support from his offense got him the necessary wins. Expect Crawford to be the primary starter in the Western Conference Quarterfinals.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 216 lbs
Birthplace: Montreal, PQ
Age: 37
Experience: 14
Shoots: Left