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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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Dennis Seidenberg's next doctor visit is scheduled for Oct. 9, as he recovers from back surgery.
He hasn't been able to do much more than walk since the procedure because he is waiting for the incision to heal. "It is pretty annoying," said Seidenberg. "I mean, what a timing. You work out all summer, especially if it's a long summer like this, then you get ready to get started and then suddenly you are out for eight weeks." Sep 29 - 10:10 AM

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Dennis Seidenberg will undergo lumbar microdiscectomy surgery to repair a lumbar spine disc herniation.

The back procedure will be performed on Thursday and the Boston defender is expected to be sidelined for about eight weeks. Seidenberg will miss the start of the regular season, which could place Boston on the hunt for some veteran help on the back end before opening night.
Sep 23 - 10:22 AM

Dennis Seidenberg is dealing with an upper-body injury.

Seidenberg was hurt while training prior to the Bruins' training camp. He might only miss a few days, but he'll need to be reevaluated. If healthy, Boston is expected to lean heavily on Seidenberg this season, especially given the departure of Dougie Hamilton and the fact that Zdeno Chara is now 38.
Sep 17 - 6:47 PM

Dennis Seidenberg was taken the trade rumors that involve him as a sign that he didn't playing well enough.

"If I had heard it from the GM then I would have been concerned, but the thing that bothered me was that people even talked about it. That's kind of a slap in the face. It means you're not playing your best, and you obviously want to play to a level where people don’t question you," Seidenberg said. "On the other hand, you have to focus on your own game and not worry about what people say. If it comes from the top, then you have to be worried about it, but I've never heard anything. I've read it and I saw it, but at the end of the day, I have to focus on what I have to do." There was speculation about him being moved prior to last season's trade deadline, but Seidenberg has a no-trade clause so he had a good amount of control over his fate. Seidenberg is a great defenseman, but his lack of offensive contributions (14 points last season) prevents him from having much value in standard fantasy leagues.
Sep 3 - 1:03 PM

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

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

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