Crawford to start against Edmonton Monday

Sunday, 01.1.2012 / 11:24 AM CT
By Brad Boron - / The Blackhawks Blog
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The Blackhawks will again turn to netminder Corey Crawford Monday when they take on the Edmonton Oilers, Head Coach Joel Quenneville announced after Sunday's practice. Monday's assignment will mark the 27-year-old goaltender's fifth-straight start. Crawford was last in net Friday night when the team beat Central Division rival Detroit 3-2, making 26 saves in the effort. On the season, Crawford is 15-8-2 with a 2.77 goals-against average, and has won three of his last four starts.

Injury update: Quenneville told the media Sunday that center Marcus Kruger will miss his third-straight game with an upper body injury. Defenseman Steve Montador is questionable with an upper body injury.