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from Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune,
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook will be in the lineup when the team faces the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night at CONSOL Energy Center.
Seabrook was injured during Sunday night’s 4-2 victory over the Calgary Flames when he was hit illegally from behind by Rene Bourque and crashed face-first into the boards. After a few moments on the ice, Seabrook slowly made his way to the bench and dressing room and did not return.
“I’m feeling good,” Seabrook said Tuesday following the Hawks’ morning skate. “I remember the whole thing. I got hit and heard Bourque say right away he was sorry. I could hear Duncan (Keith) and (Jonathan) Toews behind me. I couldn’t get up so I put my head down and everybody seemed to think I was knocked out. I felt like I held my weight pretty good.”
Seabrook said the move to remove him from Sunday’s game after the hit was precautionary, especially with the knowledge the veteran has missed time on three occasions with concussions during his career.
Rene Bourque received 5 for checking from behind and a game. Brent Seabrook will not return with an upper-body injury.
from Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune,
Brent Seabrook will return to the Chicago Blackhawks’ lineup in Game 6 as they try to even their best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinals series against the Vancouver Canucks.
The defenseman, who suffered a concussion during Game 3 when he was hit hard by the Canucks’ Raffi Torres, passed NHL protocol testing Sunday and will play in Game 6 at the United Center.
“He’s an important part of our team,” coach Joel Quenneville said. ““His makeup and his leadership qualities are a big part of our team. “Even though he wasn’t playing, you could feel his presence around the locker room and the guys. They competed for him in ways that was nice to see. The fact he gets to play again is going to help us out in a lot of ways. He assumes a lot of quality ice time in all situations. He gives us some size and some presence back there and has a big shot offensively, so it’s nice to have him back.”
Maybe the league can have some red, blinking neon lights below the ice surface that let’s us know, free shots available here.
from Damien Cox of The Spin,
Now, the Torres/hitting zone ruling might come as a bit of a surprise to Jarret Stoll given that he was given a one-game suspension last week for hitting San Jose’s Ian White into the glass behind the net. So the “hitting zone” - “separate head from body zone?” - area apparently doesn’t extend all the way from the goal line to the glass, but just to some ill-defined area immediately behind the net.
Having been now to three of four GMs meetings and NHL board of governors meetings at which head shots and concussions were extensively discussed, I can assure you I’ve never, EVER heard of any special rules for hits behind the net. Several NHL managers were mystified about this concept when contacted.
My prediction, based on the DVD from March 2010 and “hitting area” rationale, is I don’t believe he’ll be suspended.
My opinion, based on Torres’ penchant for hitting people in head, is he probably should be suspended.
But I will be surprised if is.
-Bob McKenzie of TSN where you can read more on the Raffi Torres hit.
Raffi Torres received two for interference. Brent Seabrook played a shift then went off to the dressing room.
The CBC feed first, followed by the VERSUS feed below…
added 9:58pm, I’ve added the hit Torres put on Jordan Eberle below.. It is the third video and you can compare the two hits.
added 10:56pm, On the Fly’s Craig Button and Billy Jaffe with their thoughts on the hit. Fourth video below…
No penalty was called on this hit from Abdelkader on Seabrook.
Announcement from the team:
The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to a five-year contract extension with defenseman Brent Seabrook.
“Brent is a very important member of our organization and we are looking forward to him being part of a core group that will be a contender for many years to come,” Blackhawks Vice President/General Manager Stan Bowman said. “We have been fortunate to have Brent as part of our family since he was a teenager and we are proud to be able to announce this news today.”
[2:10 Update: As per Bob McKenzie tweet, terms are 5 years, $29M, $5.8M annual cap hit.]
It looks like 25-year-old defenseman Brent Seabrook will be a member of the Chicago Blackhawks for the foreseeable future.
Sources told TSN early on Saturday that Seabrook is on the verge of finalizing a five-year contract with the club worth a shade under $30 million.
The deal is close to being completed and should be made official in the next few days.
from Adam L. Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times,
Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman made it clear again. He’s looking to add a penalty-killing defenseman to the Hawks mix—and he’s not trading Brent Seabrook.
“We’re trying to sign Seabrook and we’ve been trying to sign him for a while,” Bowman said Friday before the Hawks faced the Dallas Stars. “It’s going along amicably. We haven’t gotten it done yet, but we’ve had different ideas back and forth.”
Bowman maintained that Seabrook, who is in the last year of his second contract with the Hawks, will be part of the Hawks past the Feb. 28 trade deadline.
Brent Seabrook is the recipient.
added 8:03am, Another big hit last night was Ovechkin on Subban, which you can watch below…
from Adam L. Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times, Defenseman
Brent Seabrook is in the final year of his second contract with the Blackhawks. So it’s time for the Hawks to start looking at keeping him around.
Seabrook is considered part of the Hawks’ young core, and is definitely in line for a raise from his current $3.5 million salary.
“Now that we’ve gotten through the summer with the changes we had to make, we’re going to start to look at that,” Hawks GM Stan Bowman said Friday about Seabrook’s contract status. “You’re always trying to look ahead.
via Tim Sassone of Between The Circles,
What a cheap shot by Ducks defenseman James Wisniewski on Brent Seabrook in the second period on Wednesday night.
A high-stick/elbow/charge to Seabrook’s face, and all he got was a minor penalty for charging. Gutless no-call by referees Paul Devorski and Ian Walsh.
Wisniewski’s head shot knocked Seabrook out and he retired to the dressing room. The Hawks later announced that Seabrook wouldn’t be returning to the game.
watch two videos of the hit below… the first from the Ducks crew and the second is a bit raw and from the Chicago crew…
The Chicago Blackhawks have secured a big piece of their blueline as they have signed defenceman Brent Seabrook to a three-year, $10.5 million contact.