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Dennis Seidenberg | Defenseman | #4

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (35) / 7/18/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 198
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 6 (172) / PHI
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Dennis Seidenberg (broken jaw) has been taken out of the injured reserve list.
Seidenberg will play on Thursday, which means that Scott Mayfield will be a healthy scratch. He has four goals and eight points in 15 contests in 2016-17. Dec 1 - 5:38 PM

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Dennis Seidenberg (broken jaw) is back skating but still is a ways away from returning to the ice.

Seidenberg has his jaw wired shut so he is on a liquids-only diet for now and will continue to lose weight until he is back on solid foods. The defenseman is out indefinitely and the Islanders will miss his presence on the ice as he had four goals and eight points in 15 games with a plus-10 rating.
Nov 20 - 8:29 AM

Dennis Seidenberg (broken jaw) has been put on injured reserve by the Islanders.

He is out indefinitely with a broken jaw, but he won't require surgery for now. That could speed up his recovery time, but it's unclear when he will be ready to return.
Nov 14 - 11:35 AM

Dennis Seidenberg suffered a broken jaw during Saturday's game against Florida.

The defenseman has been a fixture on the Islanders blueline and had four goals and eight points with a plus-10 rating in 15 games. The Islanders will release more information Monday, especially the length of time he will be out. He could miss a month or two but that is just conjecture at this point. Reserve him for now.
Nov 14 - 9:13 AM

Dennis Seidenberg recorded two assists in a 4-3 shootout loss to Edmonton on Saturday.

Seidenberg's point streak has reached four games. He has four goals and eight points in 12 contests this season.
Nov 6 - 9:35 AM

Dennis Seidenberg extended his point streak to three games.

Seidenberg found the back of the net in Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss to Philadelphia. He has four goals and six points in 11 contests this season.
Nov 4 - 10:31 AM

Dennis Seidenberg was the only Islander to score in Tuesday's 6-1 loss to the Lightning.

Seidenberg's goal was completely insignificant. He cut the Lightning's lead to 6-1 with 30 seconds remaining in the second period. Calvin de Haan and John Tavares picked up the assists on New York's only goal. Seidenberg has three goals and five points in 10 games.
Nov 1 - 10:23 PM

Dennis Seidenberg will channel his inner Bobby Orr with the Islanders this season.

Well, okay, maybe that's a bit hyperbolic. Seidenberg will however wear No. 4 for the Islanders this season, a number he wore from 2006-10 with Carolina and Florida. The veteran reached his high-watermark of 28 assists and 32 points in 2009-10 while wearing the number in a season split between Carolina and Boston.
Oct 3 - 2:14 PM

Dennis Seidenberg's one-year deal with the New York Islanders is official.

The Islanders didn't release the financial terms of the agreement, but based on previous reports, he'll earn $1 million. At the age of 35, Seidenberg might not be the defenseman he once was, but this is still a great way for the Islanders to round out their blueline.
Source: NHL.com
Sep 29 - 11:03 AM

Dennis Seidenberg will reportedly sign with the New York Islanders.

TSN's Darren Dreger expects Seidenberg to join the Islanders after the World Cup of Hockey. It will reportedly be a one-year contract worth $1 million.
Sep 28 - 1:07 PM

Dennis Seidenberg is apparently on Ottawa Senator's GM Pierre Dorion's radar.

Entering his age-35 season and coming off a $4M cap hit, it's unclear how much Seidenberg can provide the Senators. To wit, Ottawa will not want to pay full freight. He has not topped the 20-point plateau since 2011-12, and saw a massive dip in his playing time last season from 22 to 19 minutes on average.
Sep 25 - 4:40 PM

Dennis Seidenberg is still hoping to get a contract rather than a professional tryout offer.

That appears to be the sticking point right now because there's reportedly interest in him, but it seems it hasn't been enough yet to land him a contract outright. He'll be playing for Team Europe in the World Cup though and if he looks good in that tournament then it may be enough to land him an NHL deal.
Source: TSN.ca
Sep 12 - 7:55 PM

Dennis Seidenberg is still available as an unrestricted free agent.

It's unclear what kind of interest he has attracted on the open market since being bought out by the Boston Bruins in the summer, but agreeing to a professional tryout might be an option for him. Teams like the Florida Panthers will decide shortly if they want to invite one or two veteran defensemen to training camp on a tryout basis.
Sep 5 - 9:11 AM

Dennis Seidenberg was shocked by the Boston Bruins' decision to buy him out.

"(Bruins general manager) Donnie (Sweeney) called me (yesterday morning) and he said it was a tough call to make, but he had to buy me out, that they were going with the kids," Seidenberg said. "Told me I was a great guy and that was it." Seidenberg will become an unrestricted free agent at noon on July 1, but because the Bruins only started the buyout process on June 30 he missed out on the open interview period. Still, he should find teams interested in his services.
Jul 1 - 8:42 AM

Dennis Seidenberg has been placed on waivers for the purpose of being bought out.

Seidenberg had a full no-trade clause and wanted to remain with the Bruins, but it seems they had other plans. The 34-year-old defenseman had a goal and 12 points in 61 games last season. He still might bounce back, so he could be a good value pickup for another club. From a cap perspective, Boston will save about $2.8 million in 2016-17 and $1.8 million in 2017-18, but they'll have a penalty of about $1.2 million in each of the two seasons that follow.
Jun 30 - 12:49 PM

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2Jason Chimera
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D1Johnny Boychuk
2Nick Leddy
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8Ryan Pulock
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