NHL News 12/1/17: Blackhawks Crawford put on IR, Karlsson won’t take hometown discount, NHL Rookie and 3 stars of November

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.

Photo courtesy of Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

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.”

Photo courtesy of Isaiah J. Downing USA TODAY Sports

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

Brayden Schenn recorded 7 goals and 9 assists in November. Courtsey of AP Photo

2nd Star: Frederick Andersen- Toronto Maple Leafs

Andersen went 9-2-1 with a 2.14 Goals Against Average, .938 Save percentage and 2 shutouts. Photo courtesy of Canadian Press

1st Star: Nathan MacKinnon- Colorado Avalanche 

Nathan MacKinnon had 5 goals and 15 assists in the Month of November Photo courtsey of Karl Gehring/Denver Post

The NHL also announced the Rookie of the Month of November. The honor was given to Vancouver Cannucks forward Brock Boeser. 

Photo courtesy of Brace Hemmelgarn- USA TODAY Sports

Boeser had 11 goals and 5 assists in the Month of November.


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