Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford hospitalized for emergency appendectomy

Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford, right, blocks a shot by Nashville Predators center Paul Gaustad (28) during the third period in Game 6 Saturday in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Chicago Blackhawks goalie was hospitalized Saturday to undergo an emergency appendectomy, the Blackhawks said.

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.
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