Blackhawks goalie Ward sidelined by right knee injury

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              Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Cam Ward (30) defends a shot against the San Jose Sharks during the first period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Sunday, March 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks say goalie Cam Ward has a right knee injury and will not participate in hockey activities for seven to 10 days.

Ward was in net for a loss at San Jose on Sunday. He is 14-11-4 with a 3.72 goals-against average and .893 save percentage in 30 games.

The Blackhawks — 12th in the Western Conference with 63 points — host Buffalo on Thursday.

Chicago recalled goalie Collin Delia from the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League on Tuesday. The 24-year-old rookie has made 15 appearances with Chicago and agreed last month to a contract extension through 2021-22.

Two-time All-Star and Stanley Cup champion goalie Corey Crawford recently returned after being sidelined since mid-December because of a concussion.