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Blackhawks to start Crawford in net

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Chicago Blackhawks will start recently called-up Corey Crawford in goal Wednesday against the Anaheim Ducks.

"Its one game," coach Joel Quenneville said. "That's how we are approaching it.

"It's just a chance for him to get to play. He's played well for a real segment of games down there ... We're only looking at him one game and then we'll see."

Crawford was recalled from the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL on Tuesday because Cristobal Huet was suffering from the flu.

"It's kind of weird, I haven't been nervous in a while," Crawford said. "When I got the call yesterday, I was pretty nervous.

"I think that will calm down a little, once the game gets going."

Crawford has not played in a regular-season game for the Blackhawks since the 2007-08 season. He played in a 6-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings in the Western Conference finals last year, giving up one goal on seven shots.

The Blackhawks play the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday, and Quenneville may have wanted to save Antti Niemi.

Jesse Rogers covers the Blackhawks for ESPNChicago.com.