Blackhawks' Seabrook sprains knee, out 4-6 weeks

Updated: December 23, 2005, 11:35 AM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook is expected to be out four to six weeks after spraining his knee against Nashville.

He had an MRI exam Thursday, the team said Friday. The Blackhawks recalled defenseman Anton Babchuk from Norfolk of the AHL. Babchuk has played five games with Chicago this season, totaling a goal and two assists.

Seabrook, a member of last year's world junior champion Canadian team, was injured during the second period Wednesday night when he was hit near the Blackhawks' bench. He has four goals and 12 assists in 33 games this season.

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