Rene Bourque didn't wait long to apologize to former Chicago Blackhawks teammate Brent Seabrook after smacking him in the back during the first period of Sunday's game at the United Center.

With Bourque ejected following his major penalty, and the Blackhawks defenceman sitting out for precautionary reasons after his head was mashed against the glass, the Calgary Flames winger sought out Seabrook when both were in street clothes during the third period.

"I played with the guy four years. I felt pretty bad," Bourque said Tuesday before he sat out the first of his two-game suspension with his Flames hosting the Minnesota Wild. "I went and talked to him during the third period just to make sure he was alright and say sorry.

"He accepted my apology."