Brent Seabrook out vs. Canucks

Updated: February 19, 2013, 8:39 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook did not play in Tuesday's game against the Vancouver Canucks and is considered day-to-day with a lower-body injury, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said on Tuesday.

Seabrook collapsed on the ice late in the first period Sunday and had to be helped to the locker room after he was struck in the groin area with a slap shot. He returned to the ice at the start of the second period and finished the game. He had one goal and one assist in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings.

"Day to day, hopefully we can get him on the ice the next day or so," Quenneville said of Seabrook after Tuesday morning's skate at the United Center.

Seabrook, who along with Duncan Keith has comprised the team's top defensive pairing, is second on the team with 23:32 of average ice time. He also has two goals, six assists and a plus/minus rating of plus-3.

Quenneville said he was unlikely to break up the team's second defensive pairing of Johnny Oduya and Niklas Hjalmarsson, who have combined for a plus-18.

Nick Leddy, Sheldon Brookbank or Michal Rozsival will likely replace Seabrook on the top defensive pairing against the Canucks on Tuesday night.

Goaltender Corey Crawford, meanwhile, resumed skating but will miss his third consecutive game with an upper-body injury.

"Corey skated prior to practice, did well, so we'll get him out there again tomorrow," Quenneville said. "Hopefully, he keeps progressing here."

Scott Powers is a general reporter for ESPNChicago.com. He is an award-winning journalist and has been reporting on preps, colleges and pros for publications throughout the Midwest since 1997.