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Crawford will start Monday vs. the Oilers.

Crawford gave up five goals on 34 shots in the Blackhawks loss to the Sharks last Thursday. Robin Lehner started Saturday vs. the Jets, but they will go back to Crawford tonight vs. the Oilers. He has given up a combined nine goals on 72 shots (.875 SV%) in his two starts and the Oilers come in as the second-highest scoring team in the league (4.20 GF/gm) and undefeated (5-0-0).

Source: Eric Lear 10/14/19, 2:05 pm EST

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Lehner will make his Blackhawks debut against the Jets on Saturday.

Corey Crawford started the season opener and the home opener but Lehner will make his Blackhawks debut on Saturday. Lehner was outstanding in 2018-19, going 25-13-5 with a 2.13 GAA, .930 SV% and six shutouts with the Islanders. Chicago is giving up the fifth-most shots per game, so he’ll be much busier with his new team and has a tough matchup vs. a Jets team that is averaging 3.60 goals per game through five games.

Source: Chris Kuc 10/12/19, 11:24 am EST

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Crawford will start Thursday vs. the Sharks.

Crawford allowed four goals on 38 shots in the Blackhawks’ season-opening loss to the Flyers overseas. Back in North America, it looks like Crawford will start the home-opener vs. the Sharks. The 34-year-old netminder was 8-6-4 with a 2.54 GAA, .921 SV% and one shutout on home-ice last year and faces a Sharks team that is off to a dreadful start to the season.

Source: Mark Lazerus 10/10/19, 12:04 pm EST

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Crawford is in the starter's crease at the Blackhawks morning skate.

Crawford allowed four goals on 38 shots in the Blackhawks’ season-opening loss to the Flyers overseas. Back in North America, it looks like Crawford will start the home-opener vs. the Sharks. The 34-year-old netminder was 8-6-4 with a 2.54 GAA, .921 SV% and one shutout on home-ice last year and faces a Sharks team that is off to a dreadful start to the season.

Source: Tracey Myers 10/10/19, 11:39 am EST

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Gilbert has been recalled from Rockford (AHL) and will play in the Blackhawks season opener.

Gilbert was with the Blackhawks in Prague so the “recall” was just a formality. Gilbert was a third-round pick in 2015 and will play in his second career NHL game because Calvin de Haan and Connor Murphy are injured to begin the season. The 22-year-old blueliner had 14 points (5G / 9A) in 63 games in his first AHL season (2018-19).

Source: @NHLBlackhawks 10/4/19, 9:48 am EST

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Crawford will start the Blackhawks season opener against the Flyers.

Crawford has had concussion issues over the last two years, being limited to 27 and 39 starts. During that time, Crawford was tied for 11th in SV% (.917) and 14th in GAA (2.66). This summer they brought in Robin Lehner to share the crease with Crawford, but the Blackhawks veteran will start the season opener in Prague. He was 0-2-0 with a 2.58 GAA and .902 SV% vs. the Flyers last year.

Source: @NHLBlackhawks 10/4/19, 10:19 am EST

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The Blackhawks have signed Philip Holm to a one-year contract.

After playing in Sweden from 2012 to 2017, Holm came to North America in 2018. He started the year with Vancouver, where he had 29 points (11G / 18A) in 42 games in Utica (AHL). He ended up being traded to the Golden Knights, posting nine points (1G / 8A) in 21 games with Chicago (AHL). The 27-year-old went to the KHL for the 2019 season and had 26 points (7G / 19A) in 61 games. The 27-year-old provides the Blackhawks with some D-depth but will likely start 2020 in the AHL.

Source: Chicago Blackhawks 08/15/19, 11:08 am EST

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The Blackhawks have acquired Zack Smith from the Senators for Artem Anisimov.

Smith had a career-year in 2016, scoring 25 goals with 11 assists (36 points) but has just 14 goals and 33 assists (47 points) in the last two seasons combined. With RFA Brendan Perlini still in need of a contract, the Blackhawks clear $1.3M by swapping Anisimov for Smith. The 31-year-old probably doesn’t have the same offensive upside as Anisimov, but should settle in as a quality bottom-6 option for Chicago, who has completely re-tooled that part of their roster this offseason.

Source: Chicago Blackhawks 07/16/19, 9:17 pm EST

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