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Bruins not saying much about injured d-men

May 14, 2013, 4:19 PM EDT

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It’s not clear if injured Bruins defensemen Dennis Seidenberg (lower body), Andrew Ference (foot) or Wade Redden (undisclosed) will be able to play Game 1 of Boston’s second-round series on Thursday versus the Rangers at TD Garden.

From CSN New England:

General manager Peter Chiarelli said that Redden couldn’t play on Tuesday night if there were a playoff game, and he would only confirm that Seidenberg did suffer an injury without getting into the seriousness of it.

Seidenberg only played two shifts and 37 seconds in Game 7 after appearing to injure one of his legs during the very first shift of the game. Zdeno Chara played 35 plus minutes and both young defensemen Matt Bartkowski and Dougie Hamilton played 20 plus minutes with one of their best defensemen down and out.

Earlier today, the B’s called up d-man Torey Krug from AHL Providence. Given the Baby B’s are still alive in the playoffs (they have a game tomorrow at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton), the move suggests Krug is a possibility to play Thursday.

  1. jcmeyer10 - May 14, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    The B’s need Sides back definitely. I have to say though, I really liked what Bartkowski brought to the table in terms of pushing the puck. I hope they give the Hamilton-Bartkowski pairing some more run.

  2. valoisjoeybfeld69 - May 14, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    It’s great to see Redden get to where he is considering what he and his family went through from a hockey player’s perspective. Credit some of his friends for supporting him and telling him to hang in there.

  3. fubar77 - May 14, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Agreed we need Seidenberg back, but I think Hamilton and Bartkowski played really well. I can only see them getting better as they get some ice time and confidence. Still taking a chance with them, but as far as chances go that is a good one to take. Hoping the fact that Seidenberg remained on the bench for so long is a good sign. Trying to be positive. B’s need to play 60 minutes of hockey with the sense of urgency they did in the last 5 minutes of the last 3 games. If they do, they will win.

  4. cameltoews - May 14, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    I honestly don’t think wade redden went through much. Getting paid something
    Like 5-6 million to play in the AHL. I think his family is just fine. Despite that, it is nice to see him play in the NHL again in a more cap friendly hit.

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