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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 earned his first points of the season Tuesday with a pair of assists.
He also logged 19:54 of ice time in Boston's 5-4 loss to San Jose. Seidenberg was playing in his 700th career NHL game. Nov 18 - 9:30 AM

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Dennis Seidenberg admitted that he's still regaining strength in his leg after it was weakened by the herniated disc in his back.

"It's getting better, but definitely not 100 percent," Seidenberg said. "But that's why you have to be smart out there, play solid hockey and know what you can do and what you can't." Seidenberg has played in two games since he was cleared to return. He has nine hits and four blocks along with a plus-1 rating.
Nov 16 - 9:36 AM

Dennis Seidenberg exhibited no ill effects after his return to action Thursday.

Seidenberg had missed the entire season before debuting Thursday night after recovering from back surgery which took place on September 24th. Although his playing time was managed (15:34), Seidenberg dished out six hits and blocked two shots and came away from the game no worse for wear. If for some reason you need Seidenberg, feel free to activate him.
Source: Bruins. com
Nov 14 - 8:34 AM

Dennis Seidenberg was back on Boston's blueline a week ahead of schedule after recovering quickly from back surgery on Sept. 24.

"It felt all right. Obviously there is more work to be done, but I think it was a good first step and there's room to get better for sure," said Seidenberg. He registered six hits and two blocks in 15:34 of ice time.
Nov 13 - 8:00 AM

It appears as though Dennis Seidenberg will play in Thursday's game against the Avalanche.

He's participating in the team's pregame line rushes. He's skating on a pairing with Kevan Miller.
Nov 12 - 6:57 PM

Dennis Seidenberg (back) will be a game-time decision on Thursday.

Seidenberg will participate in the Bruins' pregame warmups. He's a major part of the Bruins' defensive core and the fact that he hasn't played yet this season has been a significant hurdle for the Bruins to overcome. Whether or not he ends up participating in this game though, it seems it won't be long before Boston can start enjoying his services once more.
Nov 12 - 11:40 AM

Dennis Seidenberg (back) has been taking part in contact recently.

It's another step towards Seidenberg's return, but it's not clear exactly how far away he is from playing. "It's getting close. It's kind of tough to say, but I'm feeling better on the ice, I'm feeling strong in the battles, and again, it's about me feeling comfortable skating and just getting better, here," Seidenberg said. He hasn't played so far this season.
Nov 11 - 5:33 PM

Dennis Seidenberg (back) hasn't had full contact yet, which is holding back his return to the lineup.

Still, the defenseman feels he is on track to return on schedule. Seidenberg was expected to miss eight weeks and he will reach six-week mark on Thursday. He is trying to get the power back in his leg now, but he hasn't felt any pain in his surgically-repaired back.
Nov 4 - 9:40 AM

Dennis Seidenberg (back) fully participated in practice on Monday.

He is heading in the right direction as he recovers from back surgery, but there's still no definitive timetable in place for his return.
Nov 3 - 9:26 AM

Dennis Seidenberg (back) skated on his own again Monday.

"He is trending in the right direction," said coach Claude Julien, "but he is still not able to practice with us." Seidenberg is expected to be out for another three-plus weeks after he had surgery on his lower back in late September.
Oct 27 - 9:39 AM

Dennis Seidenberg (back) apparently started skating on Monday.

Coach Claude Julien indicated the Seidenberg was back on the ice, but added that the defenseman "still isn't close" to being available to play. The Bruins blueliner underwent lumbar microdiscectomy surgery in late September to repair a lumbar spine disc herniation.
Oct 21 - 11:36 AM

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

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

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