The Chicago Blackhawks will be forced to rely on their backup goaltenders for the next three weeks.
Blackhawks coach Joe Quenneville announced Tuesday that goaltender Corey Crawford will miss three weeks with a groin injury.
Crawford sustained the injury Sunday night against the Florida Panthers. He left the game in the first period and did not return after stretching out to make a kick-save.
The Blackhawks will turn to Antti Raanta to fill in for Crawford as regular backup Nikolai Khabibulin is out with a leg injury and has not played since November 16.
Raanta is 3-0-1 this season and made 29 saves for in relief of Crawford on Sunday night.