Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford will miss Sunday's game because of an illness, coach Joel Quenneville said.
Crawford did not participate in the Hawks' morning skate in advance of their game against the Blues. Quenneville said he did not think Crawford's illness was related to a recent outbreak of mumps that has affected at least one NHL team, the Canucks.
Quenneville said the team is likely to recall goaltender Lars Johansson from Rockford to be the backup for Scott Darling.
Three seasons ago there was an outbreak of the mumps that affected multiple NHL teams. There has been an recent uptick in the number of people diagnosed with the virus in the last year, according to the Washington Post. One player on the Canucks, Troy Stecher, was diagnosed with the virus while four others had shown symptoms.
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