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Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook suspended for three games
Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook suspended for three games

CHICAGO -- Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook has been suspended for three games for his hit on Blues center David Backes during their first-round playoff series. The NHL announced the punishment Sunday, Seabrook's 29th birthday. Seabrook received a five-minute major and game misconduct penalty for a vicious elbow to Backes' head late in the third period of Saturday's Game 2. Backes had to be helped off the ice and did not return during St. Louis' 4-3 overtime victory. Seabrook's penalty led to Vladimir Tarasenko's tying goal with 6.4 seconds left in regulation. The suspension is a big blow for the Blackhawks, who are down 2-0 heading into Game 3 on...

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