Report: Blackhawks’ Crawford dealing with possible vertigo symptoms

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Corey Crawford is officially listed as day-to-day with an upper-body ailment. According to a report from Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Blackhawks‘ starting netminder has a head injury and is possibly dealing with vertigo symptoms similar to what former Blackhawks forward Bryan Bickell dealt with late last season.

The 31-year-old hasn’t played since a March 14 loss to the Los Angeles Kings. It’s unclear where, when and how Crawford suffered his injury, but he has yet to resume skating with his team and his timetable for a return is up in the air.

The two-time Stanley Cup champion is in the midst of perhaps his best season as a pro. In 57 appearances he has gone 35-18-4 with a 2.32 goals-against average, .926 save percentage and a league-leading seven shutouts.

In the six games since Crawford last suited up the Blackhawks have gone 3-2-1 with Scott Darling as the starter and Michael Leighton serving as backup.

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