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Source: Brent Seabrook, Blackhawks nearing extension

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Source: Brent Seabrook, Blackhawks nearing extension

Brent Seabrook has been a big part of the Blackhawks' leadership for several years now. He¹s been a vocal leader in the room, has worn the 'A' when those normally wearing it were injured and will serve as the team¹s second alternate captain with the departure of Patrick Sharp.

And it looks like Seabrook could wear that 'A' in Chicago for some time to come.

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A source said Seabrook could be reaching a new deal "soon" with the Blackhawks. Seabrook is entering the final year of his current deal, which carries a cap hit of $5.8 million. He won his third Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks last season; he had eight goals and 23 minutes in 82 regular-season games before recording seven goals and four assists in 23 postseason games.

Seabrook said on Thursday his agent has talked with Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman about a new deal.

Podcast: Which Blackhawks could be on the move before trade deadline?

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Podcast: Which Blackhawks could be on the move before trade deadline?

On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Adam Burish and Pat Boyle discuss which Blackhawks could be on the trading block and what players are building blocks for the Hawks future.

Burish also shares a couple memorable trade deadline days and his “near” return to the Blackhawks in 2012. Plus, he makes his bold trade deadline prediction for the Hawks.

Listen to the full Blackhawks Talk Podcast right here:

Blackhawks ban four ejected fans from future home games

Blackhawks ban four ejected fans from future home games

The Blackhawks have banned the four fans — who were ejected from Saturday's game against the Washington Capitals for their racist remarks towards Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly — from future home games.

On Monday, a Blackhawks spokesperson released this statement:

We have contacted the select individuals involved in the incident on Saturday to notify them that they are no longer welcome at our home games. Racist comments and other inappropriate behavior are not tolerated by the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Blackhawks also wanted to remind fans that they can alert security at the United Center by texting the following to 69050: UCASSIST <SPACE> followed by the seating section, row and a brief description of the issue.