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Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford missed the last three games, after being placed on injured reserved last week, but it may come to an end earlier than we though. 

The hope was that Crawford could be back for Friday night’s game against the Buffalo Sabres, the first one for which he is eligible to come off injured reserve. 

On Friday morning, after the skate, Crawford was the first one to leave the ice, hinging that he is tonight's starter. 

Coach Joel Quenneville confirmed it after practice.

It’s unclear when Crawford got hurt, and the Blackhawks provided no details about the injury in their release last Friday.

The 32-year-old Crawford is 11-7-2 with a 2.29 goals-against average and a .930 save percentage in 21 games, including 20 starts.