Crawford undergoes appendectomy

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Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford had an appendectomy performed in Philadelphia after being diagnosed with acute appendicitis, the club announced Saturday.

The club is anticipating a full recovery and a return to play for Crawford, but the timeline won't be determined until they have more information.

Earlier Saturday, Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville ruled his starter out of playing against the Flyers due to illness.

The Blackhawks signed former Temple University goaltender Eric Semborski to an amateur tryout agreement after scrambling to find a goalie to back up Scott Darling in time for the matinee contest.

After Saturday's game, the Blackhawks will travel home to face the Winnipeg Jets at the United Center on Sunday.

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