Blackhawks' Seabrook miffed after being scratched for second straight game
For the second straight game, veteran defenseman Brent Seabrook was not in the lineup Tuesday when the Blackhawks took on the Nashville Predators.
Seabrook has only been a healthy scratch three times in his nearly 15-year career.
"I think I've been playing good," said Seabrook, who has one goal and is averaging more than 17 minutes of ice time. "I've obviously been on for some goals against and tough situations, but I feel like I'm skating better, I feel like I've got a lot to offer this team. It's not fun sitting out."
Coach Jeremy Colliton said when he sat Seabrook in Sunday's win over the Los Angeles Kings, it was to give Seabrook a rest.
"I don't think I need rest. I think I feel great," Seabrook told reporters after Tuesday's morning skate in Nashville.
"If anything, you re-emphasize he's part of this group and we care about him a lot and he's going to help us win." Colliton said. "He's going to get an opportunity. There have been other guys who have sat out ... so he'll get that chance, too. We're doing what we can for the team."
"I feel like I still got a lot to offer in this league and still be a good player for somebody," Seabrook said. "I'm just going to try and do my thing out here … (and) just try to work hard and get back in the lineup when I can -- if I can -- and just try and be a good teammate."