After months on the shelf, Brent Seabrook has returned to practice for the Chicago Blackhawks today.
First off, I’m truly excited to see the Chicago Blackhawks welcome Brent Seabrook back after not seeing him play for a long time. With the injuries Seabrook has, I’m surprised to see him back on the ice already!
I want to publically come out and say sorry to Seabrook. I have been rough on him the past few years, mostly due to his contract. Fans have to respect everything he’s done for the Blackhawks and the loyalty he has shown us fans. If he can play at full health, I’d love to see him return this play-in series.
With four years left on Seabrook’s contract, I would like to see him return and play well. I am hoping most of his lack of production was due to his hip injury. A lot of athletes slow down when they suffer an injury like Seabrooks. Some time off to heal could be all he needs to be productive again.
Even though he’s being paid $6,875,000 per season, chances are, Seabrook won’t be a Top 4 defenseman ever again. Those spots will be saved for the younger guys who can play 20-plus minutes each night. I could see Seabrook stepping in as a 7th defensemen for the playoffs.
Most importantly, it’s cool to see him back on the ice and I’m glad he’s doing better! Seabrook has been very important during the deep playoff runs for Chicago and it would be nice to see him chip in for another deep run this year.
It’s good to see him back and hopefully, he’ll do well for the team.