For the third time this week an NHL starting goalie has been put on IR, this time it’s Chicago Blackhawks starter Corey Crawford. The team announced Friday that they have placed Corey Crawford on IR with an undisclosed injury, and recalled goaltender J.F. Beurbe from Rockford (AHL). Beurbe is 6-6-0 for the Rockford Ice Hogs this year with a 2.54 Goals Against Average and a .913 save percentage.
Crawford will miss at least 3 games and is eligible to return December 8th against the Buffalo Sabres.
Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson, who can become an unrestricted free agent in 2019, says he won’t take a pay cut to stay with the Senators.
Karlsson told Ken Warren of the Ottawa sun: “When I go to market, I’m going to get what I’m worth, and it’s going to be no less, no matter where I’m going. That’s the business part of it, I think it’s time to realize that when we go to the table, it’s business on both parts, not just (owners).”
“I like it here, I’m comfortable here, I’ve been here my whole career. “Its something that I invested all my time in and something I would like to see all the way through. But at the end of the day, when it comes down to it, if it’s not right and fit and it’s not going to work out business-wise, then you’re going to have to look elsewhere because that’s what (owners) are going to do as well.”
The comments come just days after Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty said that he should be making more money than Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban. Doughty said he will contact Karlsson to share ideas on their contracts.
Today, the NHL announced the 3 stars of November 2017:
3rd Star: Brayden Schenn- St.Louis Blues
2nd Star: Frederick Andersen- Toronto Maple Leafs
1st Star: Nathan MacKinnon- Colorado Avalanche
The NHL also announced the Rookie of the Month of November. The honor was given to Vancouver Cannucks forward Brock Boeser.
Boeser had 11 goals and 5 assists in the Month of November.