Crawford day-to-day with upper-body injury, won’t play Friday

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Chicago goalie Corey Crawford is day-to-day with an upper-body injury and will not travel to Winnipeg for the Blackhawks’ game Friday against the Jets.

The ‘Hawks have recalled Michael Leighton from AHL Rockford, presumably to serve as Scott Darling‘s backup at MTS Centre.

It’s not clear how Crawford was hurt. He played all 60 minutes of his last start, a 5-0 loss to the Kings on Monday.

Darling started last night’s 3-2 loss to the Flyers, stopping 26 of 29 shots. According to coach Joel Quenneville, it was a planned start, i.e. nothing to do with Crawford’s health or recent play.