Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford reportedly could miss rest of season

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Chicago Blackhawks starting goaltender Corey Crawford could miss the rest of the season with vertigo-like symptoms, according to a report from Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Crawford, 33, was placed on injured reserve Dec. 27 with what the team called an upper-body injury. Chicago is currently on on its bye week.


**Crawford could miss rest of 2017-18 season due to ‘vertigo-like symptoms,’ per report (SCH)

**Blackhawks prospect rankings, 2018 midseason update (SCH)

**Toews starts initiative at CPS schools to help kids grow and eat healthy food (SCH)

**Former Blackhawks forward Viktor Stalberg named to Swedish Olympic team (SCH)

**3 Blackhawks prospects make The Athletic’s midseason NHL top 50 rankings (SCH)

**Jurco, Gustafsson return from Rockford with confidence, excitement (Chicago Sun Times)

**For Hawks, Seabrook’s value goes beyond $55M contract (Chicago Sun Times)

**Signing Dylan Sikura remains ‘big part’ of Hawks’ plans this season (The Athletic)


**RECAP: Spezza scores twice in Stars win against Red Wings (Defending Big D)

**RECAP: Blues stop shutout late, defeat Maple Leafs in OT (St. Louis GameTime)

**Blues are the glue that brought future teammates Jordan Kyrou, Robert Thomas together as friends (The Athletic)

**RECAP: Saros makes 43 saves, Predators shut out Golden Knights (On The Forecheck)

**Preds place Arvidsson on injured reserve (PHT)

**Avs’ MacKinnon emerging as Hart Trophy contender (SBN)

**Chambers vs. Kiz: Will the Avs make the playoffs? (The Denver Post)

**Avalanche recall Dominic Toninato (Mile High Hockey)

**Rantanen has become a star for Avs (Mile High Hockey)

**Jets Prospect Report: Pipeline of talent shows promise (Sportsnet)


**Friedman’s 31 Thoughts: Defensemen flooding market ahead of trade deadline (Sportsnet)

**Flames are quietly surging up standings (SBN)

**RECAP: Devils top Islanders, end 6-game skid (All About The Jersey)

**RECAP: Rangers score 5 against Flyers to end losing streak (Blueshirt Banter)

**RECAP: Dell makes 30 saves in Sharks win against Coyotes (Fear The Fin)

**Pronman: 2017-18 midseason Top 50 NHL prospects (The Athletic)


**WHL roundup: Franklin has three points as Hurricanes beat Blazers (Sportsnet)

**What if: Predicting Team Czech Republic’s roster if NHLers were playing in the Olympics (The Athletic)