Brent Seabrook suspended three games

By: John Butkus

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook was suspended three games by the NHL Department of Player Safety for his hit on St. Louis Blues forward David Backes in Game 2 on Saturday. Seabrook’s elbow and shoulder connected with Backes’ head during a check late in the third period of Saturday’s game. Backes was thrown into the boards and fell to the ground without moving before finally getting back to his feet where he clearly had trouble standing on his own. Seabrook apologized after the game and expressed his concern for Backes. “I was just trying to make a play on Backes,” Seabrook said. “I thought the puck was there. I was on [Alexander] Steen. I was just coming down the wall and I just tried to finish my hit.”

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