REPORT: crow on playoff roster
Despite his absence from the Blackhawks’ entire training camp to date, goalie Corey Crawford is reportedly on the team’s official playoff roster.
Crawford was on the list when the Hawks submitted their roster to the NHL before the deadline Friday, Sportsnet’s Mark Spector reported.
Asked about the Hawks’ playoff roster before Spector’s report surfaced, coach Jeremy Colliton said the team didn’t plan to disclose it.
‘‘We’re in the process of finalizing everything,’’ Colliton said. ‘‘But we’re not going to be releasing it until the league is going to do that.’’
Crawford didn’t appear at any of the Hawks’ informal workouts during Phase 2 of the NHL’s return-toplay plan, nor did he appear at any of their official practices during Phase 3 in the last two weeks.
But general manager Stan Bowman said this week he remained ‘‘hopeful’’ Crawford would join the Hawks in time to travel Sunday to Edmonton, Alberta, for the playoffs.
Trade-deadline addition Malcolm Subban and American Hockey League goalies Collin Delia and Kevin Lankinen have rotated through the Hawks’ first-team practices while fighting for the No. 1 job in Crawford’s stead. ✶
Goalie Corey Crawford hasn’t been practicing with the Hawks the last two weeks.