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LA Fan Alleges Blackhawks’ Crawford Sprayed Face

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BlackhawksLOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say they are investigating a battery report from a fan who says Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford sprayed water in his face during Game 4 of the Western Conference finals against the Kings at Staples Center.

LAPD spokeswoman Rosario Herrera confirmed the investigation for The Associated Press on Wednesday, shortly before the Blackhawks, down 3-1 in the series, faced the Kings in Game 5 in Chicago.

The report alleges that Crawford used a water bottle to spray the face of the heckling fan, who was thrown out of the arena and later filed the complaint with police. Crawford finished the game on the bench in the Blackhawks’ 5-2 loss.

Police had no further details, and could not say whether charges are likely.

The investigation was first reported by TMZ.