CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook was ruled out of Tuesday night’s Game 4 against Vancouver, two days after taking a hard hit from the Canucks’ Raffi Torres.
Coach Joel Quenneville said Seabrook has an upper body injury and would not play. Seabrook was driven to the ice in the second period Sunday night by a hit many Blackhawks thought should have resulted in a suspension for Torres.
Dave Bolland will play on Tuesday night for Chicago after missing the final 14 regular-season games and all three playoff games so far. Bolland, a center known for his defense, was effective in the last year’s playoffs against Vancouver.
The Canucks are going for a 4-0 sweep of the defending champion Blackhawks.