Blackhawks defensemen Brent Seabrook, left, and Connor Murphy

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Blackhawks' Murphy Out 8 Weeks With Back Injury

Defenseman Brent Seabrook will miss a week with an abdominal injury.

September 14, 2018 - 10:32 am

(670 The Score) The Blackhawks opened training camp Friday without two of their defensemen.

Connor Murphy is set to miss eight weeks with a back injury, the team announced. Meanwhile, Brent Seabrook is expected to miss a week with an abdominal injury. 

The 25-year-old Murphy is entering his second season with the Blackhawks. He posted two goals and 12 assists in 76 games last season. ​Seabrook, 33, scored seven goals and 19 assists in 81 games last season. He's entering his 14th year in the NHL, all played with the Blackhawks.

The Blackhawks also announced that goaltender Corey Crawford wouldn't practice Friday in the team's first work of training camp.