Brent Seabrook likely out vs. Canucks

Updated: November 15, 2011, 6:48 PM ET
By Jesse Rogers | ESPNChicago.com

VANCOUVER -- Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook isn't likely to play in Wednesday's game against the Vancouver Canucks due to a lower-body injury believed to involve his left leg.

"We'll say day to day," coach Joel Quenneville said of Seabrook. "He's progressed pretty well here. He's on the trip. Not likely to play tomorrow (Wednesday). It's not serious."

Seabrook slammed hard into the end boards in Sunday's victory over the Edmonton Oilers. He left the game in the second period and did not return.

The Hawks might get the services of forward Dave Bolland back for the game, though. Bolland missed the last three games after blocking a shot with his right foot in a game against the St. Louis Blues last week. Bolland practiced for the first time, since the injury, with the team on Tuesday.

"It's feeling good," Bolland said afterwards. "It's getting better. Things are progressing. It comes with the territory of the game. It's just unlucky it hits a prime spot that aggravates it."

Bolland finished the game but that's when he felt the pain.

"You have so much adrenaline pumping through you, you don't even feel it," he said. "Once the game was done, it was just blown up."

At first Bolland thought the injury could have been worse.

"There could have been a little bit of a fear something was broken in there, but its good now," Bolland said.

Bolland will get one more chance to skate Wednesday morning before the Hawks have to decide on his status for the game.

"We'll get him out there in the morning, but it was encouraging that we saw him out there today (Tuesday)," Joel Quenneville said.

Corey Crawford will start in net for Chicago while Cory Schneider plays for Vancouver. Roberto Luongo has an upper-body injury and will not start.

Jesse Rogers covers the Blackhawks for ESPN 1000 and ESPNChicago.com.

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Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers the Chicago Cubs for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.

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