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Sunday, April 14, 2013
Crawford back in net; Sharp out

By Rob Rains

ST. LOUIS – Corey Crawford, coming off his win Friday night against the Red Wings, will be back in net Sunday against the St. Louis Blues.

Crawford is 16-4-4 on the season with a .923 save percentage.

• The Blues will go with Brian Elliott in goal. Elliott has posted shutouts in his last three games and has not allowed a goal in more than 189 minutes.

Patrick Sharp will not play for the Blackhawks. He is said to be suffering from an upper-body injury. Sharp missed over a month of action with an upper body injury before returning for the last two games. His status is day to day, and he might not play in Monday night's home game against Dallas.

• Center Dave Bolland is back in Chicago's lineup after missing the last four games with a lower-leg injury.

• The Blackhawks have won their last two road games by 1-0 scores.

• Coach Joel Quenneville said Hobey Baker award winner Dave LeBlanc “could” play with the team before the season ends.

• The Blackhawks, who clinched the Central Division title on Friday, come into today's game with a seven-point lead over second-place Anaheim in the Western Conference. The Ducks lost 2-1 to the Los Angeles Kings Saturday night and don't play again until Wednesday.