Injury issues sideline Hawks defencemen
Chicago’s Connor Murphy will miss the start of the season with a back injury and fellow Blackhawks defenceman Brent Seabrook is out with an abdominal injury. Team physician Dr. Michael Terry says Murphy will be sidelined for about eight weeks. Seabrook is expected to miss about one week. Corey Crawford was ruled out for Chicago’s first practice of training camp, but he worked with goaltending coach Jimmy Waite before the rest of the players got on the ice Friday. The Stanley Cup-winning goaltender missed the final part of last season with an upper-body injury.