Seabrook to serve as healthy scratch vs. Senators

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 30: Brent Seabrook #7 of the Chicago Blackhawks advances the puck against the Dallas Stars at the United Center on November 30, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The Stars defeated the Blackhawks 4-3 in overtime.

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Some poor form has landed veteran Brent Seabrook a spot in the press box.

After staying late for practice, the Chicago Blackhawks veteran confirmed he will serve as a healthy scratch when the Blackhawks take on the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night, according to Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun Times.

Seabrook noted head coach Joel Quenneville told him he needs to be better. The message looks to be received as Seabrook knows it’s up to him to work his way back into the lineup.

“I want to get back to being more consistent,” Seabrook said. “I think I’ve had good stretches and bad stretches. It’s tough. I’ve just got to stay focused, and when I get a chance to be back in the lineup, I’ve got to be ready to go.”

Seabrook has played over 20 minutes just once in the team’s last eight games, while going pointless with just five shots during that span.

The 32-year-old is currently earning $6.875 million, tops among Blackhawks defenders. He’s scored just one goal and added 10 assists in 41 games this season

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January 9, 2018

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