Seabrook exits with injury, could travel to Pittsburgh

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Seabrook exits with injury, could travel to Pittsburgh

Updated: 9:37 p.m.

Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook was forced to leave Sunday's game vs. the Calgary Flames after taking a big hit along the boards from ex-Hawk Rene Bourque. He will not return to the game.

Seabrook laid on the ice for a few moments before getting back to his knees and skated off under his own power before getting help back to the locker room.

Quenneville said Seabrook seemed not bad after the game.

Well find out more tomorrow. I just talked to him. He seemed all right, he seemed OK, said Quenenville, who is hopeful that Seabrook can make the trip to Pittsburgh for Tuesdays game.

When a guys got his back turned and you have more speed than him, it comes down to respect, said Jonathan Toews, who added he saw the hit as it happened but hadnt seen a replay yet. Head shots and head injuries arent going anywhere if we keep making plays like that, and that goes for everyone in the league.

The Blackhawks are calling it an upper-body injury, but replays show it could be another injury to the head. It is the third time in the last two years that Seabrook has suffered a blow to the head.

He was hit hard by another ex-Hawk, James Wisniewski, in Anaheim a couple seasons ago. Then in the first round of last year's playoffs, was knocked out by Raffi Torres of the Canucks.

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SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Jonathan Marchessault scored his first career hat trick, James Reimer stopped 25 shots for his first shutout of the season and the Florida Panthers routed the Chicago Blackhawks 7-0 on Saturday night.

Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and three assists, and Aleksander Barkov added a goal and two assists for Florida. Reilly Smith and Nick Bjugstad also scored to give the Panthers their largest margin of victory since an 8-0 win over Toronto on Feb. 5, 2008.

Marchessault had two goals in a 3-1 win over Arizona on Thursday. He has nine goals over his last nine games and leads the Panthers with 28.

Corey Crawford stopped 21 shots for the Blackhawks before being lifted at 4:59 of the third for Scott Darling, who allowed three goals on six shots.

Already leading 3-0, the Panthers poured in four goals in the third.