Blackhawks

Kruger out, Crawford to start

Blackhawks

Marcus Kruger is out and Steve Montador is questionable with an upper-body injury when the Chicago Blackhawks host the Edmonton Oilers Monday night at the United Center.

Coach Joel Quenneville said Kruger is getting better, but the young center is still not skating. Montador has had a few "maintenance" days out of practice lately but he did play Friday night against the Detroit Red Wings.

Corey Crawford will get the start vs. Edmonton, his fifth in a row.