Brent Seabrook is back and the Blackhawks hope to get a boost from him. The physical defenseman passed league concussion protocols Sunday and will suit up for the Hawks in another do-or-die game against the Vancouver Canucks.
Blackhawks winger Troy Brouwer didn’t need to say that he was “unhappy.” His response to the elbow Canucks defenseman Alexander Elder delivered to his chin said enough.
Everything looked and sounded encouraging for Brent Seabrook . The physical defenseman took the ice for the first time Saturday after missing the last two games of the Hawks’ first-round series against the Vancouver Canucks with a concussion. And then afterward, Seabrook declared he’s symptom-free.
Brent Seabrook’s status for Game 4 Tuesday night went from “likely” to “out” for the Blackhawks as he continues to recover from the head-high hit he endured from Canucks trouble-maker Raffi Torres.
The Blackhawks are still irate. Their views of Raffi Torres’ hit to the head of Brent Seabrook didn’t change overnight. “If you look at the tape, [Seabrook] is going for the puck, but he doesn’t have possession of the puck yet and he just gets a blatant hit right to the head,” defenseman Duncan Keith