It has been an up-and-down first 33 games forDennis Seidenberg as a high-paid, much-relied-upon member of the Bruins’ defense corps.
BOSTON — The Hall-of-Fame plaque of Mark Recchi will someday list his goal total, which will include tonight’s game-winning goal for two reasons.
One, he was once again in the right place at the right time to deflect home Dennis Seidenberg’s shot in overtime.
And the NHL has instituted video replay of every goal or near goal, a rule that didn’t exist back when Recchi broke into the league.
BOSTON — Tampa Bay goaltender Mike Smith got caught cheating and Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg exacted the punishment on him tonight at TD Garden.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — One day after they both left practice early, Bruins defensemen Andrew Ference and Dennis Seidenberg were back at full strength today.
WILMINGTON, Mass. – A year ago at this time, Dennis Seidenberg was a man without a team.
He was skating in North Carolina with some former Hurricanes teammates before inking a deal with Florida two days into training camp.
“I was anxious. I didn’t know where I was going to go and what I was going to do,” the defenseman said after Bruins captains’ practice at Ristuccia Arena Wednesday.
… to your regularly scheduled blogging.
Wow, a lot happens while you’re in surgery-induced pain and Percocet fog. First Shawn Thornton re-signs, and now Dennis Seidenberg is back in the fold with a four-year deal worth a reported $3.25 cap hit. That general manager Peter Chiarelli got that done is impressive because Seidenberg would’ve had numerous suitors come July 1. (more…)
On the surface, it looked like Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli’s dealings on trade-deadline day swapped out oranges for oranges on the club’s back end.
In his only two moves, Chiarelli shipped Derek Morris to Phoenix and acquired Dennis Seidenberg from Florida. The GM talked about Seidenberg being a better fit alongside Zdeno Chara on Boston’s No. 1 pair — and in just 17 games in black and gold, Seidenberg proved Chiarelli right. (more…)
WILMINGTON, Mass. — The permanent cast that protected his surgically repaired left forearm has been off since last Monday, and Dennis Seidenberg finally got to get on the ice and take the next step toward his return to the Bruins’ lineup today at Ristuccia Arena.
The Boston defenseman skated sprints under the watchful eye of strength and conditioning coach John Whitesides. He even did some stickhandling with his right hand, but he’s not allowed yet to touch a stick with his left. Previously, Seidenberg had been limited to off-ice conditioning with Whitesides.
“There’s a possibility I shave off a couple days,” said Seidenberg about the original prediction he’d be back four weeks after the removal of the cast. “I’m going to see [the doctor] Monday and he’s going to let me know how it’s going.”
Seidenberg said he can use his left hand, but he just can’t put any stress on the tendon.
BOSTON — Defenseman Dennis Seidenberg, out since early April when he had his left wrist sliced by an opponents’ skate, has started doing some one-arm exercises and leg workouts, he revealed after one of his workouts today at TD Garden.
He recently had a waterproof cast put on so that he could begin some activity, and can move his wrist about 10 degrees. The original prognosis was an eight-week absence for Seidenberg. (more…)
The bad news just keeps getting worse for the Bruins.
This morning the club announced that defenseman Dennis Seidenberg underwent successful surgery to repair a lacerated flexor carpi radialis tendon in his left forearm. Seidenberg hadn’t played since he was sliced by an opponent’s skate in a collision Saturday night in Toronto.
The prognosis is for Seidenberg to miss eight weeks, thus his season is done — barring a major miracle by the Bruin in the playoffs, if they make it. Without Seidenberg, their odds of advancing just one round just shrunk to the size of a pea. Since joining the Bruins, Seidenberg has been close to the team lead in minutes played and has played a key role on the power play and penalty kill.
In an update secretly posted to their media Web site on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, the Bruins announced defenseman Mark Stuart required surgery on his finger and is expected to miss two weeks. That means we might have seen the last of Stuart this season.
Andrew Bodnarchuk took Stuart’s spot Saturday night in Toronto and will seemingly continue to do so, at least until Adam McQuaid is healthy enough to get back into action.
And in other defenseman injury news, Dennis Seidenberg told the Globe’s Kevin Paul Dupont he was doubly lucky despite the gash he suffered on his wrist Saturday. Seidenberg also said he’s unsure if he’ll be able to play Monday night in Washington.
BOSTON – Skating for a career-high average of 23:08 of ice time this season has agreed with Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg, both before and after his trade from Florida to Boston.
In 15 games in black and gold, he has posted 2-7-9 totals to run his career-high offensive output to 4-28-32 in 77 games. When he acquired Seidenberg at the trade deadline, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli spoke of the defenseman’s improvement in all areas of the game even since last spring between Seidenberg’s Carolina Hurricanes and the Bruins. The 28-year-old German thinks he knows why he’s finally reaching his potential. (more…)