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Dennis Seidenberg | Defenseman

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (33) / 7/18/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
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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. Aug 20 - 9:30 AM
Source: NHL.com

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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.
Jun 7 - 7:16 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.
Jun 5 - 5:32 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.
May 22 - 9:21 AM

Coach Claude Julien said that Dennis Seidenberg (knee) could have been an option to play had the Bruins made it to the Eastern Conference Final.

"There was a possibility, yeah," Julien said. "He'd been skating for almost a month and he started taking a little bit of contact, and I think that would have been a discussion that we would have had heading into the next round." Seidenberg had been sidelined since Dec. 27 after undergoing surgery for ACL/MCL tears and the Bruins missed him dearly in the playoffs. Some of the Bruins' young defensemen struggled under the high-pressure situations in the semifinal round against Montreal.
May 15 - 10:58 AM

Don't expect Dennis Seidenberg (knee) to return for Game 7 on Wednesday.

Seidenberg underwent surgery in December to repair ACL/MCL tears. He might be able to return during the 2014 playoffs if the Bruins advance past the second round, but he hasn't advanced beyond light contact drills so far.
May 14 - 1:17 PM

Dennis Seidenberg (knee) took part in some light contact after Monday's morning skate.

It was the first time he skated with contact since he resumed skating on April 8. Seidenberg has been sidelined since Dec. 27 following surgery to repair ACL/MCL tears in his right knee. He hasn't been ruled out of playing at some point in the playoffs, but the Bruins aren't expecting an imminent return. Still, it is encouraging to see him making some progress.
May 13 - 10:22 AM

Dennis Seidenberg (knee) skated with his teammates on Tuesday morning.

"He's just skated with us and doing everything that has no contact," coach Claude Julien said. "It's more to get him out of boredom on his own or with just another player. It gives him the opportunity to make some plays and passes with a little bit of traffic around him too. We thought it was a good time for him that he's strong enough with his skating that he can jump to that level right now." Seidenberg isn't expected to return any time soon, but he hasn't been completely ruled out for the playoffs.
Apr 30 - 7:04 AM

Don't expect veteran defenseman Dennis Seidenberg to be back in the Boston lineup for the Bruins' first-round playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings, or for any of the postseason.

Seidenberg has not played since he suffered and ACL/MCL knee injury on Dec. 27. "We’re not counting on Dennis to be back," Boston general manager Peter Chiarelli said. "We’re going to be very cautious with this injury. He has been skating and that’s pretty much all I can say on it. It really hasn’t changed."
Apr 15 - 9:14 AM

According to a source, Dennis Seidenberg skated for the first time on Tuesday since undergoing knee surgery.

He took to the ice for about 15 minutes. If he's able to return this year then Boston will probably have to advance far into the playoffs. He has been sidelined since Dec. 27 when he suffered a torn ACL and MCL against Ottawa.
Apr 9 - 7:29 AM

There is an outside chance that Dennis Seidenberg (knee) will be able to play if the Bruins enjoy a lengthy postseason run.

It's far more likely that Seidenberg will end up returning in 2014-15, but the fact that it's even a possibility is impressive. He was originally projected to miss six-to-eight months after tearing his ACL and MCL in late December.
Mar 21 - 4:10 PM

Dennis Seidenberg will have surgery on his knee in the next week or two.

He still has to wait for the swelling to go down before his torn ACL and MCL can be repaired. "Very disappointing," Seidenberg said when he spoke to the media on Monday. "It's tough luck the way it happened, but at the end, there's nothing I can do. It's all about getting it fixed now and preparing for next season." He's expected to be ready for training camp next year.
Tue, Dec 31, 2013 07:03:00 AM

Dennis Seidenberg will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee.

According to GM Peter Chiarelli, Seidenberg is expected to require six to eight months of recovery time. He was injured in Friday's win over Ottawa when he tangled up with Ottawa forward Cory Conacher. Seidenberg ranks second among Boston's defensemen in average ice time this season at 21:50 per contest. He has 10 points and a plus-11 rating in 34 games.
Sat, Dec 28, 2013 03:26:00 PM

Dennis Seidenberg will not be available Saturday night for the rematch against the Senators.

He sustained what appeared to be a leg injury in the third period of Friday night's 5-0 win over the Sens when he got tangled up with Cory Conacher. Seidenberg did not make the trip to Ottawa and will be evaluated Saturday. Look for the Bruins to recall David Warsofsky to take Seidenberg's place on the roster for Saturday's contest.
Sat, Dec 28, 2013 08:21:00 AM

Dennis Seidenberg was hit on the right side of his jaw by a shot from Edmonton defenseman Jeff Petry, but he didn't miss a shift in Thursday's victory.

He was sporting a baseball-sized lump on his jaw after the game, but there doesn't appear to be any major damage. Seidenberg logged 22:04 of ice time, while posting a goal and an assist in Boston's 4-2 win. He was also credited with three hits and four blocks.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 06:55:00 AM

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