Seabrook (back) announced Friday he's no longer able to play due to injury and was subsequently placed on long-term injured reserve.
The three-time Stanley Cup champion's last few seasons in the league were marred by injuries, but Seabrook's 15-year career resume is unquestionably impressive. He'll hang up his skates for good having racked up 103 goals and 361 assists while posting a plus-111 rating in 1,114 NHL appearances. Seabrook will be placed on long-term injured reserve for the final four years of his eight-year, $55 million contract.
Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman suggested Sunday that Seabrook (back) remains far away from returning to game action, Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. "We're very concerned for him," Bowman said of Seabrook. "He's been a warrior for us. Think of his time in Chicago -- he never really missed any games. But now we're realizing he was playing through a lot of pain those years, and it's caught up to him."
Seabrook hasn't suited up in an NHL game since November 2019. He required three surgeries last winter to address hip and shoulder concerns, and after appearing to have returned to full health by July, Seabrook tweaked his back shortly before training camp and has remained in recovery mode ever since. Though head coach Jeremy Colliton said in late January that Seabrook has been able to resume skating on his own, the 35-year-old doesn't sound like he's particularly close to participating in full practice sessions. Consider him out indefinitely until he increases his activity.
According to coach Jeremy Colliton, Seabrook (back) has been skating on his own, but there's still no timetable for his return, Charlie Roumeliotis of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Seabrook has yet to play this season due to a back injury, and at this point it looks like he may end up spending most, if not all, of the campaign on injured reserve. The 35-year-old blueliner still has three years remaining on the eight-year, $55 million contract he signed in September of 2015.
Per Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times, Seabrook is dealing with a back injury and has no timetable for a return.
Seabrook has yet to take the ice since training camp opened. To compound the back injury, the 35-year-old is coming off double-hip and shoulder surgeries, which could further hamper his effectiveness on the ice. Expect the team to update his status as needed, but In the meantime, look for Ian Mitchell to enter the lineup in a third-pairing role.
According to general manager Stan Bowman, Seabrook (undisclosed) still isn't skating, but the team is hoping he'll be back on the ice in "the near future," Charlie Roumeliotis of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Seabrook has missed the entirety of training camp with an undisclosed issue, and it appears as though he's on track to, at a minimum, miss the first few games of the regular season as well. The 35-year-old vet is coming off double-hip and shoulder surgeries, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him serve as a rotational, bottom-four option in 2020-21 in an attempt to keep him healthy.
Seabrook was deemed unfit to participate in Monday's practice.
The Blackhawks opened training camp Monday, but Seabrook won't be on the ice for an undisclosed reason. Seabrook is coming off of the worst statistical season of his career, as he posted just four points over 32 games before the NHL paused last March. The Blackhawks' season opener is Jan. 13 against the Lightning.
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.
Seabrook will undergo surgery on his right shoulder and both of his hips and will miss the remainder of the campaign.
These sound like injuries that have been bothering Seabrook for quite some time, and with the Blackhawks' season looking more and more like a lost cause with each passing game, it makes sense for the veteran blueliner to go under the knife now in order to be ready for the start of the 2020-21 campaign. However, due to the severity of the procedures he's set to undergo, it's possible that the three-time Stanley Cup champion will simply decide to call it a career. The 34-year-old, who's already been placed on long-term injured reserve, will finish the 2019-20 season having notched just three goals and four points in 32 games.
Coach Jeremy Colliton didn't have an update on Seabrook's (undisclosed) status Monday, Eric Lear of the Blackhawks' official site reports.
The specific nature of Seabrook's issue remains a mystery, but he can be considered out indefinitely until the Blackhawks are able to provide an update on his condition. Dennis Gilbert will continue to hold on to a spot in the lineup until Seabrook's given the green light.
Seabrook (undisclosed) didn't make the trip to Winnipeg for Thursday's matchup with the Jets.
Seabrook is currently undergoing further medical evaluation in Chicago, so an update on his status should be released within the next few days. For now, the veteran blueliner can be considered out indefinitely.
Seabrook scored a goal on two shots and had two blocks in Thursday's 4-2 loss to Tampa Bay.
Seabrook got the Blackhawks on the board midway through the third period with his third goal of the season. Seabrook had just one point in his first 16 games and watched multiple games from the press box, but he's come around a bit offensively as of late, picking up two goals and an assist over his last four games.
Seabrook scored on his lone shot and was plus-5 with three blocks in Saturday's 7-2 win over Nashville.
Seabrook's goal 1:51 into the second period put the Blackhawks ahead 3-0 and proved to be the eventual game-winner. It's been a rough go for Seabrook this season, one that has included several games in the press box as a healthy scratch, but a goal and a plus-5 rating sure look good in Saturday's box score. Seabrook's days as an upper-tier offensive catalyst are a thing of the past and he has been given a significantly lesser real-life role in 2019-20. He can be left on your league's waiver wire.
Seabrook will be a healthy scratch for Sunday's home clash against the Kings, Charlie Roumeliotis of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
The veteran has been struggling to his standards this season, registering just one assist and is a minus-5 through the first nine games of the campaign. Coach Jeremy Colliton has been lukewarm on Seabrook's play thus far, and has said he needs more from the 34-year-old. The team will hope this move will ignite a turn around for Seabrook, and in his stead for Sunday, Dennis Gilbert will draw into the lineup.
Seabrook scored a power-play goal on his lone shot of the game and added four hits and two blocked shots in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Jets.
Seabrook picked up his first goal -- and point -- of the season when he drove home a loose puck from the right faceoff circle in the first period Saturday. The 34-year-old has seen his offensive production level off from his peak in recent years, but he still logs enough playing time to at least stay on the radar in fantasy leagues.
Seabrook notched two assists in Friday's 6-1 win over the Stars.
It's the veteran defenseman's first multi-point effort since Dec. 12. Seabrook only had one point (a helper) in his prior 11 games, so expecting a repeat performance in Chicago's regular-season finale Saturday is probably asking too much, but he is now two points away from his 10th career 30-point campaign.
Seabrook provided an assist on the power play in Sunday's 2-1 overtime win against the Avalanche.
Seabrook's shot attempt was deflected by Artem Anisimov and beat Philipp Grubauer, tying the game at 1 at the time. He also tossed five hits and blocked five shots in the game. Seabrook's up to five goals and 21 assists over 71 games this season, matching his 26 points from last year. He also has 110 hits and 160 blocks on the campaign.
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