Crawford has not played since Dec. 8 after suffering a reported groin injury. Rookie Antti Raanta started the past 10 games for the Blackhawks, and the team went 7-1-2 in that span.
“I’m excited to start playing again,” Crawford said via the Chicago Tribune. “It has been a little bit too long I’ve played in a lot of these games. It’s more excitement than nerves.
“It has been tough as it’s never fun to be injured. When you can’t (play), it’s pretty boring.”
MUIR: Cuts show depth, potential of Team USA’s Sochi Olympic men’s roster Crawford is 17-6-3 with a 2.47 goals-against average and .907 save percentage this season.