Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford was diagnosed with another concussion on Sunday.
Crawford, 34, was forced to exit Sunday’s game against the San Jose Sharks after a collision with teammate Dylan Strome. During a rush toward the end of the first period, Strome and two Sharks players crashed the net at the same time, and Strome was shoved into Crawford by San Jose’s Evander Kane. After the initial impact, Crawford was thrown backward and hit the back of his head on the goalpost. When the veteran goaltender remained on the ice and clutched at his head, trainers helped him off the ice, and he didn’t return to the game.
Crawford suffered a concussion almost exactly one year ago (December 23, 2017) and attempted to play through it before the symptoms got worse and forced him to the sideline. He missed the final 47 games of last season and continued to battle symptoms for nearly 10 months until finally returning to the Blackhawks’ starting lineup in mid-October.
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