The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have recalled goaltender Collin Delia (DEE-lee-ah) on an emergency basis from the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League and placed goaltender Corey Crawford on injured reserve (Concussion Protocol), retroactive to December 16.
Among qualified AHL goalies this season, Delia leads the league with a .933 save percentage and shares third with a 2.34 goals-against average in 17 appearances. The Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., native has a record of 7-5-4 and has allowed two goals or fewer in seven of his last 10 appearances during the 2018-19 campaign.
Originally signed as a free agent by the Blackhawks on July 28, 2017, Delia spent time with Chicago, Rockford and the Indy Fuel of the ECHL last year. In two career starts with Chicago, he is 1-1-0 with a 3.96 GAA and .889 SV%. He picked up the win in his National Hockey League debut on March 29, 2018 vs. WPG. In 28 appearances with the IceHogs he went 17-7-4 with a 2.72 GAA, .900 SV% and one shutout. The 24-year-old also played in 10 games for the Fuel last season.
Crawford has posted a 6-14-2 mark with a 3.28 GAA, .902 SV% and one shutout this year.
The Blackhawks will host the Nashville Predators tomorrow night at the United Center at 7:30 p.m. That game can be seen on NBC Sports Chicago, streamed on NBCSports.com and the MyTeams by NBC Sports app and heard on WGN Radio.