An already tough season for Chicago is even tougher without its top netminder. Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville told Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times that it is his “expectation and hope” that goaltender Corey Crawford will return at some point this season. He also acknowledged that the netminder has done very limited workouts since being shut down with what has been reported to be vertigo-like symptoms and that they won’t be able to provide any sort of timetable for a possible return until he is able to resume working out. In the meantime, they will continue to go with a tandem of Anton Forsberg and Jeff Glass although a trade for short-term help can’t be ruled out either.

More injury notes from around the league:

  • In a separate column, Lazerus also reports that Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov returned to practice on Friday for the first time since suffering an upper-body injury in late December. While he won’t play today, he could be back in the lineup as early as Monday against Tampa Bay and should slot in somewhere on the second or third line.
  • Wild winger Nino Niederreiter has suffered a setback in his recovery from a lower-body injury, head coach Bruce Boudreau told Michael Russo of The Athletic (Twitter link). As a result, he is not expected to return until after the All-Star break. Niederreiter sits tied for third on Minnesota in goals this season with 13 despite missing 15 games due to injuries already.
  • Carolina could be set to get a pair of players back for their game against Detroit tonight. Michael Smith of the Hurricanes’ team website notes that defenseman Brett Pesce and center Derek Ryan could both be ready to return from their respective upper-body injuries. Pesce appears to be ahead of schedule as at one point, he wasn’t expected to be back until after the All-Star break.
QUIZ: Name every NHL player to score 500 or more goals

As of the start of the 2017-18 NHL season, 45 players have scored at least 500 goals. How many of these players can you name in six minutes?

Good luck!

CLUE: CAREER GOALS / TEAM WITH WHICH PLAYER SCORED GOAL #500.

NOTE: *active player

Score:
0/45
Time:
6:00
894 / EDM
Wayne Gretzky
801 / DET
Gordie Howe
765 / WAS*
Jaromir Jagr
741 / STL
Brett Hull
731 / LA
Marcel Dionne
717 / BOS
Phil Esposito
708 / NYR
Mike Gartner
694 / NYR
Mark Messier
692 / DET
Steve Yzerman
690 / PIT
Mario Lemieux
684 / ANA
Teemu Selanne
668 / LA
Luc Robitaille
656 / DET
Brendan Shanahan
640 / NJ
Dave Andreychuk
625 / COL
Joe Sakic
625 / CAL*
Jarome Iginla
610 / CHI
Bobby Hull
608 / DET
Dino Ciccarelli
601 / LA
Jari Kurri
577 / PIT
Mark Recchi
573 / NYI
Mike Bossy
567 / WAS*
Alexander Ovechkin
564 / TOR
Mats Sundin
564 / NJ
Joe Nieuwendyk
561 / DAL
Mike Modano
560 / MON
Guy Lafleur
556 / BOS
Johnny Bucyk
549 / CAR
Ron Francis
548 / CHI
Michel Goulet
544 / MON
Maurice Richard
541 / CHI
Stan Mikita
538 / STL
Keith Tkachuk
533 / MON
Frank Mahovlich
525 / CHI*
Marian Hossa
524 / NYI
Bryan Trottier
522 / DET
Pat Verbeek
518 / STL
Dale Hawerchuk
515 / COL
Pierre Turgeon
513 / SJ
Jeremy Roenick
512 / BUF
Gilbert Perreault
510 / SJ*
Patrick Marleau
507 / MON
Jean Beliveau
503 / CHI
Peter Bondra
502 / PIT
Joe Mullen
500 / CAL
Lanny McDonald
NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

This article first appeared on Pro Hockey Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Draymond Green, Kevin Durant: Warriors do not care about having best record

Brian Cushing announces NFL retirement on Instagram

David Price warns JD Martinez that fans in Boston will boo him

Yelich: ‘Everything changed’ for Marlins after Fernandez’s death

NCAA upholds penalties against Louisville related to scandal

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Mattingly fires back at Harper over Marlins criticism

Report: Jets could pay Kirk Cousins $60 million in 2018

Doug Martin released by Buccaneers

Cuban: Losing is Mavs' 'best option' for rest of season

Figure skater Scott Moir jabs Brett Favre with retirement talk

Report: Nets owner backing lawsuit against Russian doping whistleblower

The 'All muscle hamsters go to heaven' quiz

A.J. McCarron might be the best consolation prize in free agency

MLB's top 10 second basemen for 2018

Offseason needs for every NFL team

Donovan Mitchell's limiting nostalgia

Negro Leaguers every baseball fan should know

Top 30 NFL free agents

MLB's top 10 starting pitchers for 2018

Grading the deal: Eric Hosmer finally finds a home with Padres

MLB's top 10 catchers for 2018

The 'James gang walks away with a win' quiz

Sports & Politics Intersect: NBA united against racial divide

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Offseason needs for every NFL team

MLB's top 10 second basemen for 2018

The 'All muscle hamsters go to heaven' quiz

A.J. McCarron might be the best consolation prize in free agency

The 'James gang walks away with a win' quiz

Negro Leaguers every baseball fan should know

Top 30 NFL free agents

Sports & Politics Intersect: NBA united against racial divide

The 'Emerald City on ice' quiz

NHL Weekender: Blackhawks, Rangers continue to free fall

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker