Corey Crawford, a two-time Stanley Cup champion goalie with the Blackhawks, is a pending unrestricted free agent.
On Tuesday, Scott Powers of The Athletic reported the Hawks are hopeful that they can re-sign the 35-year-old netminder and have offered him a one-year contract for $3.5 million.
During the Hawks' 2020 postseason in the Edmonton bubble, Crawford showed he's still a valuable No. 1 goalie.
After missing the first 12 days of the Blackhawks summer camp following a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, in Game 4 against the Oilers in the qualifying round he saved 43 of 45 Edmonton shots to help Chicago win their first postseason series since 2015's Stanley Cup Final over the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Then, in Round One of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Corey was the biggest reason the Hawks were able to keep things tight and lose three games to the Golden Knights with a one-goal deficit.
In Game 4 against Vegas, the Blackhawks' lone victory of the series, Crawford played arguably the best game of his career, making 48 saves on 49 shots, for the 3-1 win before the Hawks were eliminated after Game 5's 4-3 loss in the contest and falling 4-1 in the series.