Blackhawks G Crawford leaves early with injury

Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford was knocked out of

Sunday night’s game against the Florida Panthers after he sustained

a lower-body injury in the first period.

Crawford left the game with 6:15 remaining in the opening frame,

and the Blackhawks said he wouldn’t return. Crawford, the team’s

top netminder, went down to make a pad save on Marcel Goc moments

earlier and was unable to get back up on his skates.

He was helped from the ice by teammates and a trainer and was

replaced by rookie Antti Raanta with Chicago leading 2-0.