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Collin Delia recalled by Blackhawks, Corey Crawford placed on IR

Staff Report

CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks on Monday today that they have recalled goaltender Collin Delia on an emergency basis from the Rockford IceHogs and placed goaltender Corey Crawford on injured reserve retroactive to Dec.16.

Among qualified AHL goalies this season, Delia leads the league with a .933 save percentage and shares third with a 2.34 goals-against average in 17 appearances. The Rancho Cucamonga, California native has a record of 7-5-4 and has allowed two goals or fewer in seven of his last 10 appearances during the 2018-19 campaign.

Originally signed as a free agent by the Blackhawks on July 28, 2017, Delia spent time with Chicago, Rockford and the Indy Fuel of the ECHL last year. In two career starts with Chicago, he is 1-1-0 with a 3.96 GAA and .889 save percentage. He picked up the win in his National Hockey League debut on March 29 against the Winnipeg Jets.

In 28 appearances with the IceHogs last season, Delia went 17-7-4 with a 2.72 GAA, .900 SV% and one shutout. The 24-year-old also played in 10 games for the Fuel last season.

Crawford has posted a 6-14-2 mark with a 3.28 GAA, .902 save percentage and one shutout this year. He accidentally collided with a teammate and hit his head on a goal post in Sunday’s game against San Jose and left the game as part of concussion protocol.

The Blackhawks host the Nashville Predators tomorrow night at the United Center. Puck drop is at 7:30 p.m. The game can be seen on NBC Sports Chicago, streamed on and the MyTeams by NBC Sports app and heard on WGN Radio.

The IceHogs host the Milwaukee Admirals Wednesday at the BMO Harris Bank Center. R.

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