Blackhawks put three on the LTIR
Charlie Roumeliotis: The Chicago Blackhawks have put defenseman Brent Seabrook (hip), and forwards Andrew Shaw (concussion protocol) and Zack Smith (again) on the LTIR.
Seabrook hangs them up
John Dietz: Seabrook: “After a number of surgical procedures, numerous hours of rehab and coaching to get again on the ice on the degree of my expectations, it is not going to be doable for me to proceed taking part in hockey. That is what’s greatest for me and my household.”
Chicago Blackhawks: Brent Seabrook assertion.
“I’m so proud to have performed my total 15-year Nationwide Hockey League profession in Chicago with the Blackhawks. It was an honor to play the sport that I really like, with teammates I really like, in entrance of followers I really like, in a metropolis that my household and I’ve grown to like. After a number of surgical procedures, numerous hours of rehab and coaching to get again on the ice on the degree of my expectations, it is not going to be doable for me to proceed taking part in hockey.”
Chicago Blackhawks Doctor Dr. Michael Terry:
“Over a three-month interval from December 2019 to February 2020, Brent underwent profitable surgical procedures on each of his hips and his proper shoulder. He has labored extraordinarily onerous to get better from these surgical procedures however has a long-term situation along with his proper hip that’s stopping him from taking part in skilled hockey. We have now tried all accessible conservative therapies, and nothing has labored nicely sufficient for him to stay life as an athlete. We assist his choice to prioritize his long-term bodily well being.”
Ben Pope: Brent Seabrook: “I felt the very best I’d ever felt coming into the coaching camp for the bubble… I felt unimaginable, I felt superior. Skating and coaching. It was the Monday earlier than Christmas, I awoke and I couldn’t stroll. And it’s been like that ever since.”
Ben Pope: Seabrook continued: “There’s no cartilage in my hip. Plenty of arthritis in there…We did loads of stuff with injections and cortisone…
I instructed my physique to screw off for 15 years, and it lastly circled and instructed me, ‘I’m not going to do it anymore.’”