Corey Crawford Injury: Updates on Blackhawks Goalie's Head and Return

Matt FitzgeraldCorrespondent III

Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford in action during the second period of a hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, in Philadelphia. The Flyers won 3-0. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
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Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford had been dealing with upper-body and head injuries suffered on March 17. However, he has been cleared to return to the ice. 

Continue for updates. 

Crawford Active vs. Blue Jackets

Saturday, April 9 

Crawford will start against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, per Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Quenneville Comments on Crawford's Status for Postseason

Tuesday, April 5 

Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville told reporters that Crawford is "absolutely" the starter for Game 1 of the postseason.

Crawford Essential to Blackhawks' Title Hopes

He's endured criticism from fans in the Windy City with sky-high expectations, but Crawford has stood tall enough between the pipes to help Chicago to two Stanley Cup triumphs in three years.

A foot injury suffered in December 2014 caused Crawford to miss time last season, but the 31-year-old returned in time for the team's latest Stanley Cup run. The hope is he can do something similar in this instance, because Crawford has been such a vital part of the Blackhawks' recent tradition of excellence.

He has been solid in 2015-16 as well.