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Blackhawks Quenneville predicts a big return to the line up in time for the playoffs.

This is huge for Chicago.

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The Blackhawks can breath a sigh of relief.

According to a report from Chris Hine of the Chicago Tribune, head coach Joel Quenneville confirmed on Tuesday that injured goaltender Corey Crawford will be ready, and will be the starter for Game 1 of Chicago's opening round in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Hine stated Quenneville was asked if Crawford was projected to be the game 1 starter, and he simply answered "absolutely."

Crawford has not played since the 14th of March, and was suffering concussion like symptoms, it's clear now that he has made some significant strides in his recovery as of late, and there are even rumors he could suit up prior to the playoffs. The Blackhawks official website currently has Crawford listed as day to day with an injury, but also states he could be available as early as Saturdays 's game against the Blue Jackets.