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Brent Seabrook addressed trade deadline rumors after practice on Monday

by Austin Siegel /

Brent Seabrook didn't mince words on Monday afternoon when asked about his status with the Blackhawks, with February's trade deadline just three weeks away.

"I haven't been approached by anybody. I don't know where the reports are coming from," he said. "I guess I'm the last guy to know. But I haven't been approached or talked to about anything."

A report on Hockey Night in Canada over the weekend claimed the Blackhawks had asked Seabrook about waiving his no-movement clause, provided the team found the right trade partner, and that Seabrook had refused.

The 33-year-old defenseman was unequivocal in denying the report.

"I haven't thought about it," Seabrook said. "I guess I'll deal with that if that day comes, but my focus right now is to help this team get into the playoffs."

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