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Blackhawks' Corey Crawford Undergoes Emergency Appendectomy

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    Blackhawks' Corey Crawford Undergoes Emergency Appendectomy
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    Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks stops the puck against the Calgary Flames at the United Center on November 1, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.

    Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford was all set to play for the team Saturday afternoon against the Philadelphia Flyers, but when he'll take the ice again is now in question after he was diagnosed with appendicitis. 

    "Corey presented this morning with acute appendicitis," Blackhawks head team physician Dr. Michael Terry said in a statement.

    "He is undergoing an appendectomy today at a Philadelphia hospital. We are anticipating a full recovery and return to play," Terry added. 

    The diagnosis means that Crawford will be out for an undetermined period of time after the procedure, according to the Blackhawks, who will provide more details of the timeline for his return when they "have more information about the surgery."

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