Seabrook to miss game vs. Vancouver

Tuesday, 02.19.2013 / 12:45 PM CT
By Brad Boron - / The Blackhawks Blog
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Defenseman Brent Seabrook (lower body) will miss Tuesday night's game against the Vancouver Canucks, Blackhawks Head Coach Joel Quenneville told the media following the team's morning skate. The 27-year-old defenseman did not participate in the morning skate, and Quenneville described his condition as "day-to-day." He expects to have the blueliner back in the lineup within "the next day or so."

Seabrook left Sunday's 3-2 win against Los Angeles after being hit by a puck in the first period, but he returned in the second frame and finished the game.

The Richmond, B.C., native is currently second in the NHL with 44 blocked shots, and he ranks second among Chicago defensemen with eight points (2G, 6A).

Crawford improving: Quenneville also told the media that goaltender Corey Crawford, currently sidelined with an upper-body injury, skated on his own before the morning skate.

“He did well,” said Quenneville. “We’ll get him on the ice again tomorrow and hopefully he keeps progressing here.”