NHL: Blackhawks activate Corey Crawford, assign Luke Johnson to Rockford

Staff Report

CHICAGO – The Chicago Blackhawks announced Thursday that they have activated goaltender Corey Crawford from injured reserve and assigned forward Luke Johnson to the Rockford IceHogs.

Before suffering a concussion, Crawford appeared in 28 games for the Blackhawks last season, posting a 16-9-2 record with a 2.27 goals-against average and a .929 save percentage. In 409 career NHL games with Chicago, he has recorded a 230-124-45 mark with a 2.37 GAA and a .919 save percentage.

A two-time All-Star, Crawford helped the Blackhawks to two Stanley Cup Championships in 2013 and 2015.

Johnson, 24, appeared in three games for the Blackhawks this season, making his National Hockey League debut on Oct. 4 at Ottawa. The Grand Forks, North Dakota, native recorded 30 points (13G, 17A) in 73 games with Rockford last season. He also appeared in 13 playoff tilts, notching eight points (4G, 4A) and helping the IceHogs to the Western Conference Finals.

The Blackhawks continue their 2018-19 regular-season schedule tonight at the United Center against the Arizona Coyotes at 7:30 p.m. That game can be seen on NBC Sports Chicago, streamed on NBCSportsChicago.com and the MyTeams by NBC Sports app and heard on WGN Radio. R.

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