Blackhawks’ Corey Crawford back in net for first time since December

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford will start in Thursday’s game against the Arizona Coyotes, his first start since Dec. 23. Crawford has been sidelined with a concussion and reportedly vertigo that limited him to only 28 games last season.  While rust is naturally a concern, Crawford is a vital part of the Blackhawks when he’s healthy. He had a 2.27 GAA and .929 save percentage in 2017-18 before he was injured.

It’s hard to know what to expect out of the Montreal native after such a lengthy absence, but fantasy owners will no doubt be hoping he can return to the 50-plus game, 30-plus win performer he was from 2013-17. In order to create room on the 23-man roster for Crawford, the team will send Luke Johnson down to the minors, rather than netminder Anton Forsberg.

Crawford does not come with a discount on DraftKings Salary: $8,300. However, I will still consider rostering him, tonight, because the Arizona Coyotes cannot score.  The Coyotes are dead last in goals-per-game at, (0.60). The perfect way to ease Crawford back into action.