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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Defenseman Jordan Hendry is out for the remainder of the season after tearing his left anterior cruciate ligament Sunday against the Phoenix Coyotes.

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Blackhawks finally made their move for a defenseman.

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The Blackhawks made it official Sunday. Defenseman Brent Seabrook is going to be a part of their blue line for the next five years.

Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman declined to get into specifics, but said Saturday that the team is "getting close" to finalizing a new contract with defenseman Brent Seabrook.

"It's certainly moved along a lot faster the last week or so," Bowman said. "There's nothing yet, but I expect something soon.

"It's not completely done yet but we're getting close. I'm every optimistic it will get done."

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Dallas Stars agitator Adam Burish was very close with Hawks winger Patrick Kane when he played in Chicago. The two hung out at home and on the road, and they sill exchange texts and talk often.

So it shouldn't be a surprise that Burish, a fan favorite and media go-to guy when he was with the Hawks, will defend his former teammate.

ST. LOUIS -- Goalie Marty Turco may have given way to rookie Corey Crawford in the Blackhawks' net, but the veteran showed a clever way of staying in the game.

Check out this video of him in the Hawks' 5-3 win over the St. Louis Blues Monday afternoon:

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville was released from the hospital Saturday after being admitted for an ulcer on Wednesday.

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Patrick Kane was the latest Blackhawk to come down with the flu, following Fernando Pisani, John Scott, Marian Hossa and Jake Dowell.

Even off-ice members of the Hawks organization caught the flu bug as it made its way through the locker room.

Kane missed practice Monday and Tuesday and needed multiple IV bags to get some fluids in him before playing the Minnesota Wild Wednesday.

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Whenever Marian Hossa sits out practice, there's cause for concern, considering he has missed time with upper- and lower-body injuries, vertigo and the flu.

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Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville is expected to be released from the hospital in a few days after getting treatment for gastrointestinal bleeding.

Hawks head team physician Michael Terry said Thursday "a small ulcer caused by aspirin" led to the internal bleeding.

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Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville was admitted early Wednesday morning to an area hospital after feeling "severe discomfort" Tuesday night in his suburban Chicago home.

Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa had his flu shot. But he still came down with the bug that appears to be going around the Hawks dressing room.

DALLAS -- Down three goals after the Blackhawks dominated the first 20 minutes, the Dallas Stars came out hitting in the second period of Friday's game at American Airlines Center.

The results weren't good for the Hawks.

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DALLAS -- Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman made it clear again. He's looking to add a penalty-killing defenseman to the Hawks mix -- and he's not trading Brent Seabrook.

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman didn't sound like his trade for Michael Frolik was his last.

In fact, he made it sound like more moves were on the way.

EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Blackhawks have traded Jack Skille, Hugh Jessiman and David Pacan to the Florida Panthers in exchange for forward Michael Frolik and the rights to goaltender Alexander Salak.

EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Blackhawks' chances of grabbing at least a point in their loss to the Calgary Flames Monday decreased when defenseman Brent Seabrook was sent to the penalty box.

Seabrook was called for unsportsmanlike conduct with 74 seconds left in the game and the Flames went on to add an empty-net goal to seal their win.

CALGARY, Alberta -- John Scott didn't make it through the Blackhawks' morning skate Monday at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

The giant-sized enforcer sat on the Hawks bench drinking from his own water bottle as others prepared for the Calgary Flames.

The flu had withered his body.

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CALGARY, Alberta -- Jake Dowell and Jack Skille, Wisconsin natives and big Packers fans, didn't have too much of a chance to revel in their team's Super Bowl win over the Steelers Sunday night.

After all, they were in Canada and not in Wisconsin on Sunday.

Offensively, Dave Bolland is on fire.

The pesky center has seven goals in his last nine games, and he's playing some of his best hockey overall.

"Bounces are going my way," said Bolland, who has 12 goals and 25 points. "Things are popping and going."

CALGARY, Alberta -- It's been almost two weeks since Corey Crawford last played. But the rookie will be in the Blackhawks' net Monday against the Calgary Flames.

"We have a lot confidence in him," coach Joel Quenneville said. "He deserves a chance to play. ... He had one game over a long stretch that wasn't great."

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - You could credit the Blackhawks in more than one way for what the Vancouver Canucks are now.

At least, that's the way it sounds.

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- It was a scare the Blackhawks didn't need. But Patrick Kane should be OK after leaving Friday's morning skate early after tweaking his left-ankle injury.

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Marty Turco will be back in goal for the Blackhawks when they face the NHL-leading Canucks Friday at Rogers Arena.

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