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PITTSBURGH -- Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook said Rene Bourque's hit from behind on him didn't feel as bad as it looked. And, he made it clear that he never lost consciousness because of it.


It was a scary moment for a player who is very valuable for the Blackhawks and who has endured other injury-causing hits in the past.

The uncertain status of defenseman Brent Seabrook looms large for the Hawks. Seabrook left Sunday's 4-2 victory against the Calgary Flames with what's believed to be a concussion.

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- A few days ago, things looked good for defenseman Brent Seabrook. He was back practicing with the Blackhawks after sitting out three games with a leg injury and afterward said he was "feeling good."

But Seabrook's absence at the Hawks' morning skate in San Jose on Wednesday and during practice in Anaheim on Thursday suggests otherwise.

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Coach Joel Quenneville didn't seem too happy when he met the media following the Blackhawks' morning skate at H.P. Pavilion.

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- With some pressure to respond after two tough losses in Edmonton and Calgary, the Blackhawks are inching closer to full strength.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Sorry, Henrik and Daniel Sedin. Blackhawks center Dave Bolland will be back in the Blackhawks lineup Wednesday night after missing three games with a foot injury.

Defenseman Brent Seabrook is day-to-day with a leg injury after leaving Sunday's win against the Oilers after losing an edge while on the offensive attack and falling awkwardly into the end boards.

Seabrook appeared to be favoring his left leg as he came off the ice. His injury comes at a bad time with Dave Bolland already recovering from a foot injury and a six-game road trip about to begin.

Seabrook was re-examined Monday, but the Hawks were off and didn't meet the media. However, Seabrook did travel with the Hawks on Monday to Vancouver, where they begin their annual circus trip against the rival Canucks.

Here's a video of the play (courtesy of CSN):


An already simmering rivalry between the Vancouver Canucks and the Blackhawks meant change for one Hawk.

Defenseman Brent Seabrook, a Vancouver-area native, said he had to move to get away from all the craziness that engulfed the city during the playoffs when the Canucks made their unsuccessful run at the Stanley Cup.


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.


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Adam L. Jahns is a native Chicagoan hailing from the Far Northwest Side. Jahns has been with the Sun-Times since 2005, covering the Hawks since 2009. He's also helped cover the Bears, Cubs, Sox and high schools.


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