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Crawford in for Blackhawks

Sunday, 03.03.2013 / 10:40 AM

By NHL.com Staff -  / 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

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Crawford in for Blackhawks

Corey Crawford will start in goal Sunday for the Chicago Blackhawks against the Detroit Red Wings (12:30 p.m. ET, NBC, NHLN-CA).

It will be Crawford's first start since Feb. 28, when he left that game after one period with what the team called an upper-body injury.

Crawford is 9-0-3 in 12 games, with a League-leading 1.46 goals-against average. He's also second with a .946 save percentage.

And while Blackhawks center Dave Bolland will sit out Sunday -- the fifth straight game he's missed, due to an upper-body injury -- he is expected back in the lineup for Tuesday's home game against the Minnesota Wild.

In 16 games this season, Bolland has five goals and two assists.

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