Crawford expected to miss 2-3 weeks after appendectomy

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Corey Crawford will likely miss two-to-three weeks following surgery on his appendix, Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville announced Saturday.

The 31-year-old underwent an appendectomy on Saturday in Philadelphia ahead of the club's 3-1 loss to the Flyers.

In response to the injury news, the club signed Eric Semborski to an amateur tryout contract to serve as backup to Scott Darling.

The injury to Crawford will surely be a blow to the club as Crawford had dressed in 20 of the team's 25 games going 12-6-2 with a 2.27 GAA and a .927 save percentage.

Despite Saturday's loss, the club remains in top spot in the Western Conference with 35 points.

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Crawford expected to miss 2-3 weeks after appendectomy
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