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Dennis Seidenberg | Defenseman

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/18/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
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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

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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

After missing four games due to a lower-body injury, Dennis Seidenberg looked just fine Friday against the Rangers.

In fact, he played a team-high 24:43 against New York. Seidenberg was pleased with his effort. "I felt pretty confident out there, pretty solid and that's what you want. You want to make sure before you come back that you are 100 percent and that was the case," he said. If you need Seidenberg, activate him immediately.
Sat, Nov 30, 2013 08:30:00 AM

Dennis Seidenberg (lower body) has returned to the Boston Bruins' lineup.

Seidenberg missed four consecutive games. He has been paired up with Dougie Hamilton.
Fri, Nov 29, 2013 01:24:00 PM

Dennis Seidenberg (lower body) might be available for Friday afternoon's game versus the New York Rangers.

The Bruins returned Kevan Miller to the minors, which suggests that he could be close. Seidenberg has missed four games with a lower-body injury.
Fri, Nov 29, 2013 06:28:00 AM

Dennis Seidenberg (lower body) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game.

Seidenberg has already been sidelined for three straight contests. He has six assists in 21 games this season.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 04:56:00 PM

Dennis Seidenberg (lower body) is doubtful to play Wednesday.

He traveled with his teammates to Detroit and is expected to take part in the team's morning skate. "I've still got to be careful when I'm out there, but it's good to see it's getting better," said Seidenberg after skating for the second time in as many games on Tuesday. "We go day-by-day. I'll travel with the team, have the morning skate (today), but there's no date set so far." He doesn't appear to be far away from playing again.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 06:23:00 AM

Dennis Seidenberg (lower body) skated for the first time on Monday since getting hurt last Tuesday in New York.

He took to the ice with strength coach John Whitesides and then stayed out for part of Boston's morning skate. It's unclear if he'll be ready for Wednesday night's game in Detroit, but he appears to be inching closer.
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 08:46:00 AM

Dennis Seidenberg (lower body) hasn't resumed skating yet.

Seidenberg missed his second straight game on Saturday and should be regarded as doubtful for Monday's contest. He has six points and a plus-10 rating in 21 games this season.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 09:04:00 AM

Dennis Seidenberg could be back within a week from the time he suffered his lower-body injury, according to coach Claude Julien.

Seidenberg appeared to injure his leg on Tuesday when he collided with Derek Dorsett of the New York Rangers. He won't play Thursday night and is listed as day-to-day.
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 02:25:00 PM

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2Patrice Bergeron
3Chris Kelly
4Gregory Campbell
5Alexander Khokhlachev
6Matt Lindblad
7Marc Savard
LW1Milan Lucic
2Brad Marchand
3Carl Soderberg
4Daniel Paille
5Jordan Caron
6Matt Fraser
RW1Jarome Iginla
2Loui Eriksson
3Reilly Smith
4Shawn Thornton
5Justin Florek
D1Zdeno Chara
2Dennis Seidenberg
3Johnny Boychuk
4Matt Bartkowski
5Torey Krug
6Dougie Hamilton
7Andrej Meszaros
8Adam McQuaid
9Kevan Miller
10Corey Potter
G1Tuukka Rask
2Chad Johnson