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Blackhawks Ds Seabrook, de Haan out for rest of season

Chicago Blackhawks' Brent Seabrook, right, celebrates his goal as Tampa Bay Lightning's Ondrej Palat skates by during the third period of an NHL hocke...
Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Kane (88) celebrates with teammate Brent Seabrook (7) on the bench after scoring a goal during the first period of an NHL ...

Chicago Blackhawks' Brent Seabrook, right, celebrates his goal as Tampa Bay Lightning's Ondrej Palat skates by during the third period of an NHL hocke...

Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Kane (88) celebrates with teammate Brent Seabrook (7) on the bench after scoring a goal during the first period of an NHL ...

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks defensemen Brent Seabrook and Calvin de Haan are scheduled for season-ending right shoulder surgeries on Friday.

The 34-year-old Seabrook also will have surgery on his right hip in January and left hip in February. He is under contract through the 2023-24 season at an average annual value of $6,875,000.

The last-place Blackhawks placed Seabrook and de Haan on long-term injured reserve on Thursday, freeing up significant space under the salary cap.

Chicago also announced Brandon Saad will be sidelined three weeks with a right ankle injury. The rugged forward got hurt during last week's 4-1 victory at Winnipeg.

De Haan was acquired in a June trade with Carolina. He had surgery on the same shoulder last offseason.

Seabrook has been a steady presence for Chicago since his NHL debut in 2005. He helped the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup in 2010, 2013 and 2015.

He was a healthy scratch for Chicago's 4-1 loss to Colorado on Dec. 18. The Blackhawks then announced the next day he was undergoing further medical evaluation.

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Updated : 2021-03-05 05:47 GMT+08:00