Seabrook (hip) says he's healthy and "excited for training camp," NHL.com reports. Seabrook will still need to be cleared medically but it sounds like the veteran blueliner is ready to make a comeback after a brutal year. Since last playing in December of 2019, the 35-year-old has had surgeries on his shoulder and both hips. He may not get back to eating up over 20 minutes per game, but the Blackhawks would surely welcome back Seabrook's physical play and shot-blocking abilities.
Seabrook (hip) won't make the trip to Edmonton for Chicago's qualifying round series against the Oilers, Mark Lazerus of The Athletic reports. Seabrook, who underwent surgery on his shoulder in December before undergoing surgery on both of his hips earlier this year, was hoping to get up to speed during the Blackhawks' training camp, but he's evidently still not feeling comfortable enough to jump back into game action. Seabrook's injuries, particularly his shoulder, have been bothering him for years, so there's a chance with a full offseason to recover he'll return as a rejuvenated version of himself in 2020-21. Chicago will hope that's the case, as Seabrook still has four years remaining on his eight-year, $55 million contract.
Seabrook (hip) practiced with the team as part of Monday's training camp session, Mark Lazerus of The Athletic reports. Originally expected to miss the rest of the season, the league's hiatus has afforded Seabrook the ability to get back onto the ice. The veteran defender may have lost a step and likely won't be pushing for the 40-point mark anytime soon but can still add value in DFS contests as a low-cost option.
Seabrook (hip) joined his teammates for voluntary small-group workouts Thursday, Charlie Roumeliotis of NBC Sports Chicago reports. Seabrook has already expressed that he's hoping to return for postseason play, and his presence on the ice with his teammates Thursday brought him one step closer to doing just that. If the 35-year-old vet is in fact able to suit up for Game 1 of Chicago's qualifying round matchup with the Oilers, he'll likely be playing sheltered minutes on the team's bottom pairing, limiting his fantasy potential.
Seabrook (hip) will attempt to play in the NHL's upcoming 24-team playoff, Scott Powers of The Athletic reports. Seabrook underwent surgery on his right shoulder in December before undergoing surgery on his left hip in January and right hip in February. The 35-year-old blueliner clearly wasn't the same player he once was this season, which led to he and the Blackhawks making the decision to have him undergo that laundry list of surgeries in the hope that he'd be revitalized and ready to return closer to full health in 2020-21 than he's been in years. However, thanks to the NHL's lengthy hiatus, the 15-year vet may be able to come back and contribute in Chicago's qualifying round matchup against the Oilers. Seabrook has yet to be cleared for contact, but he has been skating, and he appears on track to join the Blackhawks for training camp, which is set to get underway July 13. Another update on the three-time Stanley Cup champion should emerge shortly after training camp kicks off.
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