Brent Seabrook on Verge of Extension with Chicago Blackhawks

Tab BamfordSenior Writer IFebruary 26, 2011

CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 20: Brent Seabrook #7 of the Chicago Blackhawks knocks Tim Wallace #22 of the Pittsburgh Penguins to the ice with a check at the United Center on February 20, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Penguins 3-2 in a shootout. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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TSN’s Bob McKenzie is reporting early Saturday morning that the Chicago Blackhawks and defenseman Brent Seabrook are on the verge of agreeing to an extension. McKenzie says the new deal will be five years and approximately $29M (a $5.8M cap number).

A $5.8M cap number for Seabrook would put the annual cap hit of the Hawks’ top four defensemen—Seabook, Duncan Keith, Brian Campbell and Niklas Hjalmarsson—at $21.98M for at least the next three years.