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Source: Brent Seabrook close to deal

Updated: February 26, 2011, 3:22 PM ET
By Jesse Rogers | ESPNChicago.com

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook is close to signing a contract extension with the team, a source familiar with the negotiations told ESPN.com.

Seabrook, 25, is in the last year of a three-year deal and was to be a restricted free agent at season's end. There are details to be worked out, according to the source, but the extension would be for five years and worth between $5.6 million and $6 million a year.

"We're getting close [to a deal]. It's certainly moved along ...

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