De Haan here, then gone

Chicago Sun-Times - - SPORTS - BY BEN POPE, STAFF RE­PORTER bpope@sun­times.com | @BenPopeCST

Mys­te­ri­ously miss­ing goalie Corey Craw­ford re­mained “un­fit to par­tic­i­pate” on the sec­ond day of Black­hawks train­ing camp Tues­day — and he wasn’t the only NHL reg­u­lar ab­sent.

De­fense­man Calvin de Haan, whose par­tic­i­pa­tion Mon­day was his first ap­pear­ance in seven months since un­der­go­ing shoul­der surgery in De­cem­ber, was gone Tues­day be­cause of what was called a fam­ily emer­gency.

“[It’s] un­clear when he’ll be back,” said Hawks coach Jeremy Col­li­ton who also had no up­date on Craw­ford.

Rookie Ni­co­las Beaudin skated with the first-team prac­tice group and re­placed de Haan in his pair­ing with Slater Koekkoek. The rest of the Hawks’ de­fen­sive pairs (Dun­can Keith and Adam Bo­qvist, Con­nor Mur­phy and Olli Maatta and Brent Seabrook and Lu­cas Carls­son) re­mained un­changed.

Mal­colm Sub­ban and Kevin Lank­i­nen were the goal­tenders prac­tic­ing with the first team, while Collin Delia prac­ticed with the taxi squad. Col­li­ton said to ex­pect a ro­ta­tion of the three as they com­pete to re­place Craw­ford.

Hawks-Blues ex­hi­bi­tion set

Af­ter trav­el­ing to the Ed­mon­ton post­sea­son “bub­ble” site on July 26, the Hawks will play an ex­hi­bi­tion game against the Blues on Wed­nes­day, July 29, at 5:30 p.m. It’ll be their lone warmup con­test be­fore be­gin­ning a best-of-five se­ries against the Oil­ers, for which the NHL also an­nounced start times Tues­day. Game 1 on

Satur­day, Aug. 1, will be a 2 p.m. mati­nee, while Games 2 and 3 on Aug. 3 and Aug. 5 will start at 9:30 p.m. — the fi­nal NHL play­off games those days.

Col­li­ton sup­ports Shaw

Hawks winger An­drew Shaw an­nounced Mon­day he’ll sit out the play­offs and aim to re­turn for the 2020-21 sea­son.

“I feel healthy and am close to fully be­ing healed from not just my last con­cus­sion but from oth­ers I have had over the years,” Shaw wrote in a state­ment. “[I] have come to the dif­fi­cult de­ci­sion that these ex­tra five months un­til next sea­son would be great for my health and re­cov­ery.”

Col­li­ton said Tues­day that he has been in close con­tact with Shaw, re­lay­ing his own ex­pe­ri­ences with con­cus­sions. Col­li­ton’s suc­cess­ful AHL ca­reer in the Is­lan­ders or­ga­ni­za­tion was de­railed by head in­juries.

“I’m fa­mil­iar with what he’s go­ing through, so I tried to be open with him with my own ex­pe­ri­ences,” the coach said. “Ul­ti­mately, he knows he has our sup­port and we’re here for him so he can take care of him­self and his fam­ily. In a per­fect world, that would in­volve him re­turn­ing [next sea­son] and help­ing us win. But we’ll see.”

JONATHAN DANIEL/GETTY IMAGES

Goalie Kevin Lank­i­nen makes a glove save dur­ing prac­tice Tues­day at Fifth Third Arena. He and Mal­colm Sub­ban prac­ticed with the first team.

Jeremy Col­li­ton

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