REPORT: crow on play­off ros­ter

Chicago Sun-Times - - BLACKHAWKS BEAT - Ben Pope

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. ✶

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Goalie Corey Crawford hasn’t been prac­tic­ing with the Hawks the last two weeks.

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