Corey Crawford gets start for Hawks

Updated: February 24, 2013, 7:28 PM ET
By Scott Powers |

CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford started Sunday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Crawford, who hasn't played in the last four games due to an upper-body injury, began practicing with the team on Thursday. He is 7-0-3 with a 1.65 goals-against average and a .935 save percentage this season.

Ray Emery started the past four games for the Blackhawks and is 7-0-0 with a 2.10 goals-against average and a .930 save percentage this season.

"Corey was going very well, too, prior to getting injured there," coach Joel Quenneville said before Sunday's game. "So it's good to have both guys back. We have back-to-back games here. We're just looking at today's game. It's good to have Corey back. Ray did an excellent job. I like goaltending guys all year."

Quenneville did not disclose which goaltender would start against the Edmonton Oilers on Monday.

Scott Powers is a general reporter for He is an award-winning journalist and has been reporting on preps, colleges and pros for publications throughout the Midwest since 1997.