Goaltender Corey Crawford will start for the Blackhawks against the Blue Jackets on Saturday after missing eight games with a lower-body injury.

Crawford has been out since he injured himself leaving a concert on Dec. 1. He is 12-5-1 this season.

"The timing's there, I'm seeing shots real well," Crawford said after the team's practice on Friday. "I'm good to go. ... I'm going to play [Saturday]."