Sidelined since March 14 with a head injury, there may not be a rush to bring Corey Crawford back into the lineup with the Chicago Blackhawks already clinching a playoff spot, but head coach Joel Quenneville still hopes he'll play in one of the team's last four regular season games.
"Better than none," Quenneville said, adding that Crawford skated again Sunday and "felt good," but will not be available for their game against the Boston Bruins. Scott Darling will make his ninth consecutive start.
Crawford is the midst of the best season of his NHL career, ranking among the top five goaltenders in both wins (35) and save percentage (.926), while posting a league-leading seven shutouts.
The Blackhawks will have Marian Hossa back in the lineup Sunday after missing one game due to illness. He'll replace Andrew Shaw - who Quennevile says will miss Tuesday's game against the Arizona Coyotes as well, but should also return from his upper-body injury before the regular season ends.