There is a lot to process here. First, the Blackhawks are down two defensemen for the rest of the 2019–20 season. That is a massive blow to the back end. Second, Saad likely sprained his ankle so he will be back, which is a huge relief after what looked like a knee injury the night it happened. However, the third piece is tough to swallow for Blackhawks fans everywhere... this may be the last we ever see of Brent Seabrook in a Blackhawks uniform.
Brent Seabrook has been a staple for the Blackhawks since he and Duncan Keith debuted together back in 2005. An integral part of the core, Seabrook helped guide this franchise to numerous deep playoff runs, three Stanley Cup championships, and countless memories in an Indianhead sweater. There is no official statement saying this is it for Seabrook, but with a bad shoulder, two bad hips, and three surgeries upcoming, you have to think he's done. It is a real shame that both he and Marian Hossa may end up ending their careers in awful ways and without any proper send-off.
Blackhawks fans... appreciate Brent Seabrook. We now have an understanding of why he likely regressed so quickly. Anytime you have two bad hips, especially in a sport that requires you to be able to move and shift quickly, you're destined to decline at a rapid pace.
Nothing but positive thoughts for de Haan and Seabrook as they undergo their surgeries.
The Blackhawks will be back in action tomorrow as they welcome the New York Islanders to town.
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