(CBS) — Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook on Sunday received a three-game suspension for a hit to David Backes of the St. Louis Blues during Game 2 of their first-round playoff series Saturday.
Seabrook delivered the hit with under five minutes to go in the third period and received a game misconduct. The Blues scored on the ensuing power play with six seconds left in the game to take it to overtime, where they won 4-3 to grab a 2-0 series lead.READ MORE: Pair Charged In Murder Of 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega Denied Bail; Accused Teen Gunman Committed Three Previous Carjackings, Prosecutors Say
The NHL’s Department for Player Safety described the play as a “late, high hit that caused an injury.”READ MORE: Bears Reportedly Hiring Colts Defensive Coordinator Matt Eberflus As New Head Coach
Watch the NHL’s full video explanation for the suspension below.MORE NEWS: Chicago Matching Federal Money For Lakefront Erosion Survey