Blackhawks' Crawford diagnosed with concussion
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Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford suffered a concussion after a collision during Sunday night's game against the San Jose Sharks, head coach Jeremy Colliton confirmed postgame, according to ChicagoBlackhawks.com's Chris Wescott.

Crawford was forced from Sunday's 7-3 loss late in the first period after Evander Kane shoved Dylan Strome into the veteran netminder after a failed scoring chance.

The 33-year-old missed the first five games of the season with a concussion he suffered last season. He previously hadn't played since Dec. 23, 2017.

"Crow is such a big part of our team," Connor Murphy said. "To lose him is not good. You just feel for him. In a game like that where there were parts where our goalie is hung out to dry and then for them to take guys crashing on him is not fair either."

Crawford's posted a 6-14-2 record with a 3.28 goals-against average and a .902 save percentage this season. His backup, Cam Ward, has recorded a 4.17 goals-against average and a .883 save percentage.

The news is another blow to a struggling Blackhawks club that sits with just 26 points on the season, the second-lowest total in the NHL.

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