Veteran goaltender signed two-year deal in the offseason to bring championship experience to the Devils’ roster.

The New Jersey Devils announced on Friday morning that veteran goaltender Corey Crawford is stepping away from the team for personal reasons.

As we wrote previously, Crawford has dealt with a number of health issues over the past few years while with the Chicago Blackhawks. Multiple concussions cost him almost a full season of games over two years and he had COVID-19 this past summer.

We wish Crawford the best.


Tab has written about MLB, the NHL and the NFL for more than a decade for publications including The Fourth Period, Bleacher Report and La Vida Baseball. He is the author of two books about the Chicago Blackhawks and has been credentialed for the MLB All-Star Game and postseason and multiple Stanley Cup Finals. He is the co-host of the Line Drive Radio podcast.