Devils goalie Corey Crawford retires on eve of NHL season
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey goaltender Corey Crawford is retiring less than three months after signing with the Devils and less than a week before the start of the NHL season.
The 36-year-old goalie who helped the Chicago Blackhawks win two Stanley Cups made the announcement Saturday after a week of speculation.
He did not practice this week.
Devils coach Lindy Ruff says Crawford’s decision was for personal reasons.
Crawford signed a two-year, $7.8 million contract with the Devils in October.
New Jersey opens the season Thursday with a home game against Boston.
MacKenzie Blackwood returns as the Devils’ top goaltender.
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1/9/2021 4:12:40 PM (GMT -5:00)