starting goalie said that's not the reason he'll be the backup Thursday against the
(8:40 p.m. ET, TSN).
"Corey's ready to go. We just want to get Ray playing. He's been here and we want to get him started. (Crawford has) played so many games in a row (in the past) and it's nice to get the other guy involved and we're happy to get him his first start here at home, as well."
-- Joel Quenneville
-- who made the team on a training camp tryout offer -- will start for the Hawks in the return of former Chicago stars
"I feel 100 percent, so I'm ready to go now," said Crawford, who missed the first two days of practice this week to rest. "I like to play. I like getting ice time and playing. I'm not disappointed. I'll just be ready for the next game."
last weekend, missed practices Monday and Tuesday while resting an injury that he said was not related to the tweaked groin.