Chicago, IL, United States (4E Sports) – Authorities are investigating a battery report filed against Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford.
A fan claimed that Crawford sprayed him in the face with a water bottle during Game 4 of the Western Conference finals Monday at Staples Center.
Police said Crawford allegedly sprayed water in the face of a heckling fan, who was ejected from the game and later filed a battery report. Crawford went to the bench late in the game with the Hawks trailing in their eventual 5-2 loss.
“It’s over,” Crawford said Wednesday after the Blackhawks beat the Kings 5-4 in double overtime to narrow Los Angeles’ lead in the series to 3-2. “I got nothing else on that.”
Meanwhile, coach Joel Quenneville said he was not concerned about Crawford going into Wednesday’s crucial game.
“I just heard about it on the way over,” Quenneville said. “First I heard of it, so I’m not aware of the situation of it other than what you just said and what was just mentioned about it. I’m not worried about it right now. I’m worried about the game, as Corey will.”
The NHL is not investigating the incident while a Blackhawks spokesperson said he was made aware of the report Wednesday morning and did not have a comment.