Seabrook set up the games' first two goals Saturday -- including a power-play dish to Patrick Kane -- helping the Blackhawks to a 5-3 road win over the Predators. Both of Seabrook's helpers were of the primary variety, helping him to the 30-assist level for the second straight season and also the fourth time in his career. This guy's on-ice vision is 20-20, and there's plenty of value extracted from a defenseman who's picked up 15 points on the man advantage so far. While he may not rank among the elite, he makes for an excellent No. 2 fantasy option in most formats.
Seabrook has only tallied three points (one goal, two assists) in 12 games in January. It's been a bit of a trying month for Seabrook and his owners, but the 31-year-old blueliner is still on pace to put up a respectable 39 points this season and is averaging over three minutes of ice time on the man advantage per game, so there's no need to panic yet. Seabrook will hope to break out of his scoring slump following the NHL's impending All-Star break.
Seabrook had a pair of assists in the 5-4 victory over the Islanders on Thursday. The Blackhawks defenseman assisted both of Artemi Panarin's power-play goals. Although he did have the two helpers, it was a rough night for Seabrook at even strength, as he posted a minus-3 rating. He has two goals and 18 points with a plus-4 rating in 30 games this season.
Seabrook (upper body) will be in the lineup Tuesday night against the Rangers, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports. Without Seabrook, the Blackhawks took a loss to the Rangers on Friday, but managed a 3-1 home win over the Stars on Sunday. Fortunately, the injury seemingly was minor, and fantasy owners should feel safe activating the talented blueliner for the upcoming contest. He's up to 16 points (two goals, 14 assists) in 28 games with a pair of goals and four helpers on the man advantage, and the plus-7 rating is nice as well.
Seabrook (upper body) will join the Blackhawks on their upcoming three-game road trip, Eric Lear of Blackhawks TV reports. Seabrook was expected to travel with the club after skating in Sunday's optional practice, but remains without a firm return date at this point. His first chance to take the ice on the road comes Tuesday against the Rangers, so the team should update the blueliner's status again before the contest.
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