Defensemen Duncan Keith, Michal Rozsival, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Johnny Oduya and Brent Seabrook are a combined plus-33 in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Nick Leddy is a minus-7.

So it wasn’t entirely shocking that Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville benched the young defenseman for most of Game 4, allowing him just four shifts, none in the third period and 12 seconds in overtime. The veteran Rozsival absorbed much of Leddy’s minutes, and the five Hawks defensemen who did play all saw at least 25 minutes of action.

Leddy, a restricted free agent after the season, has at times effectively used his speed and puck-moving ability offensively, but has struggled in his own end.

“Those five guys basically assumed the same kind of minutes across the board, and (we) rotated those guys evenly,” said Quenneville, who vaguely cited matchups and late-game situations for why Leddy sat. “It’s basically the first time we did that all year. We’ll see how that goes.”

Chicago captain Jonathan Toews said Leddy faces the same challenge that center Viktor Stalberg has faced in the postseason after two benchings and diminished ice time.