Brent Seabrook D CHI 4 Months

Seabrook (illness) was present for Wednesday's morning skate, ESPN Chicago reports.

It simply confirms that the blueliner will play later in the evening against the Blues, which was never in much question. Seabrook has five goals and 14 points in 24 games this season.

Brent Seabrook D CHI 4 Months

Seabrook missed Tuesday's practice due to an illness, Scott King of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Coach Joel Quenneville said he expects Seabrook to play Wednesday against the Blues, so there's seemingly nothing to worry about over what appears to be a minor cold or something of that nature. His availability for Wednesday's game will be confirmed when Seabrook participates in the team's morning skate.

Brent Seabrook D CHI 4 Months

Seabrook will play Wednesday against the Blues despite sitting out Tuesday's practice.

It's not clear why Seabrook was held out Tuesday, but it does not appear he is in danger of missing any game action. Seabrook did not tally a point in his last game, but he had a big month of November, racking up four goals and six assists in 14 games. Keep tabs on his status in case he is dealing with an unannounced injury.

Brent Seabrook D CHI 4 Months

Seabrook has a six-game point streak going into Friday's game against the Ducks.

Seabrook has two goals and four assists in the six games and has accumulated five goals and eight assists in 22 games this season. He has two goals and six assists in 35 games against the Ducks in his career. Seabrook could have his best season in his 10-year career if he continues on this stretch. His best season came in 2010-11 where he collected nine goals and 39 assists where he played in every game.

Brent Seabrook D CHI 4 Months

Seabrook potted his fifth goal of the season in Thursday's win over the Flames.

In what was his 700th career NHL game, Seabrook was able to make it a memorable one by extending his point streak to three games. Seabrook is still sitting at a minus-3 rating for the season, but that number should gradually rise as the Blackhawks show continued signs of breaking out of their season-long offensive slumber.

Brent Seabrook D CHI 5 Months

Seabrook factored in both Chicago goals in Saturday's loss to Toronto. He scored a goal and added an assist, both of which game on the power play.

He's made an impression over the last four games, scoring two goals and adding a couple of assists. His six points in 11 games are actually the closest pace to his great 2010-11 campaign as he's had in a while. He isn't going to hit a new career mark, but he's going to deliver mid-level fantasy goodness to your squad.

Brent Seabrook D CHI 5 Months

Seabrook scored his first goal of the season in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Senators.

He's never been much of a goal scorer, but it's always a positive to see him chip in on the power play. He, along with teammate Duncan Keith, is one of the better two-way defensemen, and the points should still be there in the 30-40 point range.

Brent Seabrook D CHI 6 Months

Seabrook finished the preseason with no goals and one assist in four games played.

Seabrook is often over-shadowed by Duncan Keith but the 29-year-old defenseman had a strong 2013-14 season, finishing with seven goals and 34 assists. He should put up similar numbers this season and paired along with Duncan Keith, the duo will be one of the strongest defense pairings in the league.

Brent Seabrook D CHI 10 Months

Brent Seabrook is looking to do more after being on the ice for both of the Kings' power-play goals in Game 4.

"I've got to be better," Seabrook said. "It doesn't just start with the penalty kill. It's in every facet of the game. I think we've all got to be out there doing things that are going to make us win a game. I think some things happened last game that are uncharacteristic [of us], but I'd say you've got to give L.A. credit. They're forcing us into different situations, but we've got to be better and we will be better." Los Angeles has a 3-1 series lead going into Game 5 on Wednesday. Seabrook has no points and a minus-one rating in the Western Conference Final.

Brent Seabrook D CHI 10 Months

Brent Seabrook skated on Chicago's top power-play unit during Sunday's practice.

He joined Duncan Keith on the point and Patrick Sharp was moved to the second unit with Nick Leddy. "I liked today's practice," coach Joel Quenneville said. "The power play, the way we're moving it around, it had a good buzz out there, a little pace to it. We're coming off a tough night. Let's get excited about being out there and turning it around [Monday]." Seabrook hasn't scored a goal since Game 2 of the opening round against St. Louis and he has one assist in his last five outings. Still, he has recorded 11 points in 12 games this postseason.