CHICAGO (AP) - Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook will be back in the lineup for Sunday night's Game 6 against Vancouver after missing the previous two games as he recovered from a hit to the head from the Canucks' Raffi Torres.
Seabrook was knocked to the ice a week ago in Game 3 on Torres' hard shoulder hit, a blow some Blackhawks felt should have resulted in a suspension. Seabrook later returned to that game but was not cleared to play in Games 4 and 5.
The defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks, who trailed the Canucks 3-0 in the opening-round series, won both games that Seabrook missed by lopsided scores and are back on home ice trying to even the series.
Coach Joel Quenneville announced Sunday after a team meeting that Seabrook would play.