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Dennis Seidenberg | Defenseman | #44

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (35) / 7/18/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 6 (172) / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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.
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

Dennis Seidenberg plans to enter the 2016-17 campaign with the Boston Bruins.

There are some rumors that Boston might have other plans, but Seidenberg has a full no-trade clause until December, so for now he has a lot of control over his fate. He was asked if he would waive his no-trade clause if asked, but he was noncommittal. "I haven’t thought about that . . . and right now I don’t want to think about it," he said. He had a goal and 12 points in 61 contests in 2015-16.
May 24 - 8:34 AM

Dennis Seidenberg had a groin injury at the end of the regular season.

There have been some rumors that the Bruins will look to trade him or possibly buy out the rest of his contract. "I don't know, but I expect to be back, yeah," Seidenberg said. "I bring a lot to the table still. I still feel great. I expect to be back. Who knows what they're going to do, but if something happens then you deal with it at that point."
Apr 12 - 7:53 AM

If Boston does not defeat Ottawa Saturday afternoon and thereby misses the playoffs, Dennis Seidenberg may have played his last game as a Bruin.

Seidenberg who is recovering from a lower-body injury will not suit up for Saturday's matinee and if the Bruins lose he will not have the opportunity to play in the post-season. The veteran is a prime candidate to be traded this summer as he has two-years left on his contract at $4 million per season. That is likely more than the Bruins want to pay the 34-year-old who is on the downside of his career especially when the team has many prospects who can fill his spot. One issue is that the Bruins will have to deal with is the buyout Seidenberg's no-trade clause. Stay tuned.
Apr 9 - 8:15 AM

Dennis Seidenberg (lower body) hasn't skated since he left Monday's practice.

He missed his fourth straight game Thursday night due to a lower-body injury and may not be ready to play in Saturday's regular-season finale.
Apr 8 - 7:44 AM

Dennis Seidenberg (lower body) left Monday's practice early.

He had to pull out of a battle drill with Jimmy Hayes, so it doesn't look like he is ready to play on Tuesday against Carolina. Seidenberg has missed the last two games with a lower-body injury.
Apr 5 - 9:36 AM

Dennis Seidenberg has missed the last two games with a lower-body injury.

He sat out Sunday's game at Chicago because he didn't travel with the team this weekend. "He started skating this weekend," coach Claude Julien said. "Again there it's a matter of whether he's going to be 100 percent when he gets back or still needs some time." The Bruins hope to get him back in the fold in the final week of the season, but his status is uncertain.
Apr 4 - 9:25 AM

Dennis Seidenberg is out with a lower-body injury.

No word yet on Seidenberg's expected return, but it sounds like he could be out more than just day-to-day. We'll keep you posted as his status develops.
Apr 1 - 7:31 PM

Dennis Seidenberg is not projected to play Friday against St. Louis.

He was injured on Tuesday and hasn't practiced for the last two days. Seidenberg wasn't scheduled to travel with the team.
Apr 1 - 7:45 AM

Dennis Seidenberg did not practice with the Bruins on Wednesday.

It's undisclosed why he missed practice, but he could be out more than a couple of days according to coach Claude Julien. He logged a season-low 14:47 on ice time on Tuesday and saw only four shifts in the third period. In 61 games this season, the 34 year-old has scored one goal and has added eleven helpers.
Mar 31 - 9:19 AM

Dennis Seidenberg finally scored his first goal of the season during Sunday's 6-5 loss to Detroit.

The veteran defender is easily having his worst season, now up to just eight points in 40 games. Seidenberg was never known for his offense, but this is another level of offensive futility.
Feb 14 - 6:26 PM

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