Corey Crawford was hospitalized in Philadelphia where the Hawks are taking on the Flyers. The team doctor said they anticipate a full recovery.
Scott Darling got the start for Crawford Saturday and the team signed Eric Semborski to serve as an emergency backup.
Update on Corey Crawford per Head Team Physician Dr. Michael Terry: “Corey presented this morning with acute appendicitis."— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) December 3, 2016
"He is undergoing an appendectomy today at a Philadelphia hospital. We are anticipating a full recovery and return to play."— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) December 3, 2016