The Chicago Blackhawks have recalled goalie Collin Delia from their AHL affiliate the Rockford Ice Hogs, while placing goalie Corey Crawford on injured reserve, retroactive for Dec. 16.
Delia has a 7-5-4 record in 17 games with the Ice Hogs so far this season, with a 2.34 goals against average and a .933 save percentage. He played two games with the Blackhawks last season, one of them being the infamous Scott Foster game. He has a 1-1-0 record so far in the NHL, with a 3.96 GAA and .889 save percentage.
Delia is up with Chicago on an emergency basis. This means that he can be up with the team for as long he is needed. This also gives the Blackhawks the flexibility of being able to avoid exposing him to waivers once he is sent back to Rockford.
Crawford was diagnosed with a concussion last night after a brutal collision with San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane and Blackhawks center Dylan Strome. The netminder, who started the season on IR due to a concussion that he received on Dec. 23, 2017, was out for 10 months due to the same injury. He has a 3.28 save percentage and a .902 save percentage in 23 games with the Hawks this season.