In­jury is­sues side­line Hawks de­fence­men

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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.

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