Battery complaint filed against Blackhawks' Crawford: Report

Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford is reportedly under investigation. (AFP)

Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford is reportedly under investigation. (AFP)

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Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford is under investigation for allegedly spraying a heckler with his water bottle during Game 4 of the Western Conference final on Monday in Los Angeles.

Clark Wong, a 27-year-old Kings fan, has filed a battery report with the Los Angeles Police Department alleging Crawford sprayed him directly in the face with water shortly after the Blackhawks netminder was pulled in the third period of that game.

Wong, according to TMZ Sports, was sitting close the visiting bench inside the Staples Center.

The report also says Wong believes the bottle Crawford supposedly used was filled with backwash (water spit back into the container) and that his eyes were irritated following the incident.

According TMZ, Wong was also ejected from the game, which the Kings won 5-2 to take a 3-1 series lead.

There were conflicting reports on Wednesday after the LAPD told CBS 2 they aren't looking into the matter, although the report didn't deny that a battery complaint was filed.

A report out of Chicago on Wednesday featured a response from Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville following the morning skate.

I just heard about it on the way over (to the press conference)," Quenneville told the Sun Times. "First I heard of it so Im not aware of the situation other than what you just said and what was mentioned about it. Im not worried about it right now, worried about the game, as Corey will.

Crawford is in the first year of a six-year, $36 million deal that will take him through the end of the 2019-20 season.

Game 5 between the two clubs goes tonight in Chicago.

 


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