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Julien doesn’t expect Seidenberg in Boston lineup for Game 3

May 21, 2013, 1:17 PM EST

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It appears Dennis Seidenberg will miss his third straight game.

On Tuesday, Bruins head coach Claude Julien said he didn’t expect his veteran defenseman would be ready for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Rangers.

“I don’t think [Seidenberg] will be out for the warm-up tonight,” Julien told CSNNE. “If he plays, I’ll be as surprised as anybody else. It doesn’t look like he’ll be able to play just yet.”

The German rearguard was hurt on the opening shift of Boston’s stunning Game 7 victory over Toronto in the opening round.

There’s been little info as to what the injury is — only that it’s lower-body — but Seidenberg has been skating and traveled with the team to New York, both of which were positive signs in his recovery.

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  1. sabatimus - May 21, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    Well that makes keeping Krug and Bartkowski in the pairings easier.

  2. pastabelly - May 21, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    It’s easy for those kids to ease in at home against a team that is weak offensively. But on the road and against stronger offensive teams, not having Seidenberg really hurts. Ference looks to be out for the playoffs and the kids might be an upgrade on Redden. Only one of them will have to sit when Seidenberg returns. They seem to like Bartkowski best and Krug would appear to be the odd man out. Too bad he can’t replace Kelly or Peverly, total wastes of roster spots at this point.

    • scalfor3 - May 21, 2013 at 5:18 PM

      Odd man out is dougie. Slide seidenberg into his spot next to chara and keep everything else the same

  3. bigbadbruins77 - May 21, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Ference done for playoffs? Let seids rest up, the kids are handling things.

    • pastabelly - May 21, 2013 at 4:03 PM

      Ference is still wearing a walking boot – not good.

      Seidenberg is a monster. The rest won’t hurt him, but I would love to see him back for Game 4, especially if NY takes Game 3.

      • bigbadbruins77 - May 21, 2013 at 9:26 PM

        ouchy. Thanks for the update. I agree on seids. Good thing we have Bart, Krug, and Doug. I’m glad the Iggy trade didn’t go through now. We wouldn’t have bart anymore.

  4. ironyisadeadscene - May 21, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    Agreed, stay the course until necessary. Let Seidenberg heal as long as possible without costing us games.

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