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Dennis Seidenberg | Defenseman

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (34) / 7/18/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
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Sometimes players speak vaguely so they don't create a soundbite for the media at large, this isn't one of those times as Boston Bruins' defender Dennis Seidenberg made it known where he wants to play moving forward.
"People expect big things from you, and if you don’t bring it then they’re on you," Seidenberg said of the fans in Boston. "But that’s normal, and that’s what you want." The veteran blue liner will be entering his age-34 season in September and has been a valuable member of defense corps during his time in Boston. Seidenberg has averaged five goals, 19 points, 28 PIMs, 138 blocks, and 148 hits over the past five seasons. "I want to stay. There’s no question about it." He'll also ding the cap at $4M for another three seasons. May 19 - 8:16 PM

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Dennis Seidenberg (illness) will play in Wednesday’s showdown with the Washington Capitals.

Seidenberg was unable to practice Tuesday but was back on the ice in the team’s morning skate and is good to play Wednesday night in Washington. With just three games remaining and Boston fighting for a playoff spot, they will need their veteran defenseman in the lineup for each game. On the season he has just three goals and 12 points in 79 games played, but he’s more of a shut-down defenseman than a fantasy producer.
Apr 8 - 7:50 PM

Dennis Seidenberg missed Tuesday's practice because he was sick.

Depending on how he feels in the morning, his status could be questionable for Wednesday's game against Washington. Seidenberg has 12 points, 208 hits and 144 blocks in 79 games this season.
Apr 7 - 1:02 PM

Dennis Seidenberg has gone on record stating that he'd waive his no-trade clause if the Bruins, "didn't want me anymore."

The 33 year old veteran defender with three years at a $4M cap hit left on his contract can certainly be a useful player for any contending team, but the question remains if someone is willing to make an offer Boston cannot refuse. Through 57 games this season, Seidenberg has 10 points, 24 PIMs, 77 shots on goal, 103 blocks, and 133 hits.
Feb 19 - 11:15 PM

Dennis Seidenberg is reportedly a player Boston would be willing to trade.

The Bruins have been searching for a top-six forward and Seidenberg would be a solid addition to playoff teams looking for depth on the blueline. He still has three years left on his contract, but it's at an affordable cap hit of $4 million.
Feb 19 - 10:18 AM

As expected, Dennis Seidenberg will not face any supplemental discipline with respect to his boarding of the Blackhawk's Jonathan Toews on Thursday night.

The NHL Department of Player Safety studied the check and deemed that no further discipline beyond the two-minute penalty Seidenberg received was necessary. The veteran defenseman will be in the Boston lineup Saturday afternoon against Ottawa.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 08:31:00 AM

Dennis Seidenberg isn't expected to face supplemental discipline for boarding Jonathan Toews.

Toews was forced to leave the game after going face first into the boards. It was an unfortunate play and Toews was in an awkward position, but it's not surprising to learn that Seidenberg won't miss any time due to the incident.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 12:50:00 PM

Defenseman Dennis Seidenberg scored the Bruins' lone goal Wednesday night in Boston's 6-1 loss to the Maple Leafs in Toronto.

Seidenberg's goal, on a wrist shot, came in the second period, when the Leafs already were up 5-0. Assisting on the goal were Milan Lucic and Patrice Bergeron. The Bruins had a five-game winning streak snapped, all without injured captain Zdeno Chara.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 11:01:00 PM

Dennis Seidenberg will be counted on to take the lion's share of Zdeno Chara's ice time.

The Bruins lost Chara to a knee injury Thursday night and according to reports the towering captain may be sidelined for four-to-six weeks and then some if surgery is required. Seidenberg logged a team-high 24:12 of ice time after Chara went down and Dougie Hamilton was next with 23:55.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 09:12:00 AM

Dennis Seidenberg is still working his way back from a torn ACL/MCL that he suffered last Dec. 27.

"I hear it, but I don't want to listen it," Seidenberg said when told that injuries like this can require a year before players feel fully comfortable again. "You don't want to say, 'I'm playing, but I'm not there yet and I have to wait a year.' You want to be at your best as soon as possible. I'm working at it. It's coming, That's the good thing." Even when it comes to natural defensive plays, the timing isn't fully down yet. However, it should come back before too long.
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 09:03:00 AM

Dennis Seidenberg played in Sunday's Black and Gold scrimmage.

It confirmed that his recovery from knee surgery went well and that he'll be ready to go for the 2014-15 season. Seidenberg's steadiness on the blueline was missing from the Bruins for most of last year after he had surgery to repair an ACL/MCL injury in his right knee.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 10:04:00 AM

Dennis Seidenberg has recovered from a season-ending knee injury and he said he'll be ready for training camp.

"I think the more I go on [the ice], the more my knee gets used to it, and like always, I never feel good when I start skating every summer, so it will take some time, but once training camp starts, I should be fine," Seidenberg told the Bruins website. He underwent surgery to repair an ACL/MCL injury in his right knee in early January and his last appearance came on Dec. 27.
Source: NHL.com
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 09:30:00 AM

Dennis Seidenberg is hoping that the Boston Bruins only tinker with their lineup in the off-season.

The Bruins lost in the second round of the NHL playoffs last month and since many of the so-called pundits thought they would go to the Cup Final, drastic changes could be made. GM Peter Chiarelli and Bruins President Cam Neely stated that Boston would only tinker with the lineup but a hockey source told CSNNE.com that the Bruins will be 'very active' in the trade market. It should be an interesting off-season for the Boston Bruins.
Sat, Jun 7, 2014 07:16:00 AM

Dennis Seidenberg (knee) expects to be ready for training camp in the fall.

He was hoping to play at some point in the playoffs, but Boston was eliminated in Round 2 by Montreal so he didn't get a chance to see if his knee was game-ready. "We would have had some practices after Round 2, and would have seen how I was doing taking some contact and battling a little harder," said Seidenberg. "There definitely would have been a chance [for a return]. I'm sure for the guys that played [not moving on] was a little bit tougher." He's still not 100 percent, but he is recovering nicely.
Thu, Jun 5, 2014 05:32:00 PM

Dennis Seidenberg expects to come back strong from his surgically-repaired knee next season.

"I'll be better. I'm confident I'll be just as [good], hopefully better than before," he said. "I mean I feel conditioning wise [the knee] is great. I've been doing lots of cardio over the last few months. Strength-wise it's the same ... pretty good. There's still a little pain, but that's just stuff you can deal with, and once you play you don't think about it." Seidenberg may have been able to play for the Bruins during the Eastern Conference Final had the team advanced past Round 2 of the postseason, so it's expected that he'll be good to go by the time training camp comes around. He's a top-four defender on Boston and the team missed him dearly when he suffered a torn ACL/MCL on Dec. 27.
Thu, May 22, 2014 09:21:00 AM

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All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Krejci
2Patrice Bergeron
3Ryan Spooner
4Chris Kelly
LW1Brad Marchand
2Matt Beleskey
3Maxime Talbot
4Zac Rinaldo
RW1Loui Eriksson
2Brett Connolly
3Jimmy Hayes
4David Pastrnak
D1Zdeno Chara
2Torey Krug
3Dennis Seidenberg
4Adam McQuaid
5Kevan Miller
6Matt Irwin
7Joe Morrow
G1Tuukka Rask
2Malcolm Subban