Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook has been suspended for three games for interference and charging against St. Louis Blues forward David Backes during Game 2 of the teams' First Round Stanley Cup Playoffs series in St. Louis on Saturday.
Huge blow for the Hawks as Seabrook will be eligible to return Game 6.
A day after leaving the Hawks' 4-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Sunday night at the United Center, Seabrook will travel with the team to Pittsburgh for Tuesday night's game against the Penguins.
Travelling with the team is a positive sign for the wounded Seabrook. After the game he appeared OK which could mean he draws back into the lineup. Check back for a further update on the oft-injured d-man.
The veteran was not on the bench to start the second and the team announced Seabrook would not return with an "upper-body" injury. Seabrook has missed time on three separate occasions during his Hawks career with concussions.
Bad news for the Blackhawks, who were just getting used to their minute-eating defenseman staying in the lineup. Seabrook could be out with a concussion which would keep him out for at least a week.