Dennis Seidenberg suffers injury late vs. Senators, won’t travel to Ottawa
|12.27.13 at 10:22 pm ET|
Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg will not travel to Ottawa for Saturday’s game against the Senators due to what appeared to be a right knee injury.
Seidenberg got tangled up with Senators forward Cory Conacher with about four minutes to go in Friday’s game and held his knee in pain after Conacher fell on him awkwardly. Seidenberg was slow to leave the ice and did not return to the game. Following the game, Bruins coach Claude Julien said it was a lower-body injury and that Seidenberg was being evaluated by team doctors.
This is the second injury of the season for Seidenberg, who previously missed four games in November with a different lower-body injury.
With Seidenberg out for Saturday’s game, the Bruins will likely have to recall a defenseman from Providence on an emergency basis, as Dougie Hamilton (lower-body) is skating but has yet to practice with the team. David Warsofsky played three games for the B’s before being sent down Tuesday and would be a likely option if Seidenberg’s injury is only short term.
A longer-term injury might force the B’s to recall Kevan Miller, something they may be hesitant to do given that his next NHL game would mean the B’s would need to expose him to waivers the next time they tried sending him down.
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