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Report: Seidenberg skates for first time since surgery

Apr 9, 2014, 12:12 PM EDT

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From the Boston Herald:

The hopes of Dennis Seidenberg returning to the Bruins some time this season remain slim, but he took a significant step yesterday. According to a source, the defenseman skated at Ristuccia Arena for the first time since undergoing knee surgery.

It’s believed he skated for about 15 minutes, and it’s not known just how well his knee held up, but it is a noteworthy milestone in his rehabilitation.

A few weeks ago, the Bruins refused to rule out the possibility of Seidenberg returning in the playoffs, though the team would likely need to make a deep run for that to happen.

If the playoffs started today, Boston would face Columbus in the first round. (Detroit and Philadelphia are also potential opening-round match-ups, with Washington and New Jersey mathematically possible, though unlikely.)

If the Bruins advance to the second round, they’d play the winner of the all-but-assured Montreal-Tampa Bay series.

  1. nunan - Apr 9, 2014 at 12:24 PM

    Can someone clear this up for me? If Boston plays CBJ and the Pens play DET, what happens if Boston wins and DET wins? In other words, why would Boston play winner of MTL-TBL if a wild card team (DET) were still in it? It is the second round and the seeding if a wild card team wins in round 1 that is unclear to me.

    • dropthepuckeh - Apr 9, 2014 at 12:40 PM

      I was wondering the same thing. I found this:
      “Each of the four playoff rounds will still be determined by a best-of-seven series, but teams will no longer be reseeded after every round. A bracket system will instead be used. The winner from each first series will face the next team in their division. The first round of the playoffs will be called the Divisional Semifinals and the second round will be the Divisional Finals.”

    • steelpenbucs87 - Apr 9, 2014 at 12:50 PM

      To paraphrase what dropthepuck said, The winner of Boston-CBJ plays the winner of MTL-TB no matter what. The bracket operates like the NCAA Basketball Tournament, not like the NFL or old NHL playoffs where there is re-seeding each round.

      • nunan - Apr 9, 2014 at 12:52 PM


  2. toiletclown - Apr 9, 2014 at 12:38 PM

    Doesn’t matter who plays who because the Pens are taking it all

    • nunan - Apr 9, 2014 at 12:47 PM

      If they play the Red Wings in the first round, I’m picking Detroit..not bc of my disdain for the Pens but bc I legitimately think the Red Wings are on an upswing and they’ve always proven to be tough in the playoffs. The Pens meanwhile, have been just okay as of late.

      • toiletclown - Apr 10, 2014 at 6:24 AM

        Yea since the Wings can obviously beat the Penguins… HAHAHAHA

    • bsfan77 - Apr 9, 2014 at 4:49 PM

      You need to get your head out of the toilet, clown! Trolling as usual. Look at how all the playoff teams are playing and then tell me the Pens are taking it all. Fluery will flop again as usual and Cindy will keep diving and crying to the refs. Good news on Seids but I would like to see him sitting the rest of the year. Go B’s!

  3. terrier92 - Apr 9, 2014 at 12:40 PM

    Brackets are locked once established. Wildcards play and stay in bracket they qualify for.

    • imleftcoast - Apr 9, 2014 at 2:44 PM

      They stay in their division. It’s a switch to a division rivalry model.

  4. dropthepuckeh - Apr 9, 2014 at 12:42 PM

    I think the source for the article referenced above was a little mistaken, my source tells me Seidenberg has been skating for the past week…

  5. montrealbbr - Apr 9, 2014 at 12:46 PM

    I hope he comes back and then tears the ACL again in his first game. It would be called Karma!

    • nunan - Apr 9, 2014 at 12:50 PM

      I’m excited to see how you actually back that statement up with some sort of factual evidence of Seidenberg deserving ‘karma’. You no longer have much footing now that Murray has been suspended. You Hab’s fans crying foul is, and always has been, hypocritical.

    • dropthepuckeh - Apr 9, 2014 at 12:50 PM

      Stay classy Montreal…

    • ntvd7 - Apr 9, 2014 at 1:32 PM

      You classless f**k

      That was totally uncalled for…

    • savoirlaire - Apr 9, 2014 at 1:58 PM

      To say that you are a POS for this kind of comment is obvious…what is less obvious is that if you think karma plays any role whatsoever in Seidenberg’s injury, you are also a stupid POS.

    • bsfan77 - Apr 9, 2014 at 4:55 PM

      Stay classy moron! Typical dirtbag comment from you! Keep booing Chara like the infant you are. You guys wont get through the first round and then you can start rooting for a legit team like the Bruins. Or maybe you can carry their hockey bags and do their laundry.

    • ntvd7 - Apr 9, 2014 at 5:16 PM

      “Karma” would be you being hit by a bus with a Bruins logo on the side

    • toiletclown - Apr 10, 2014 at 6:25 AM

      I’m with you Montreal! Guy’s a bum and a cheap shot artist

      • cofran2004 - Apr 10, 2014 at 4:05 PM

        Its downright comical to hear a penguins fan complain about cheap shot artists, considering their team’s track record.

        Then again, it’s downright comical that an inbred imbecile like yourself somehow manages to draw breath every day. So yeah, totally not surprised.


  6. c9castine - Apr 9, 2014 at 12:57 PM

    they should just sit him down for the remainder of the year. theres no reason to rush him back from something like that…his health is the most important thing. i mean, i heard sometimes after operations like that your leg can just spontaneously fall off. then what? no hockey…you know cant pay with his kids, stuff like that. just my opinion.

    it wouldnt be a rematch without him.

    • mornelithe - Apr 9, 2014 at 1:07 PM

      ” i mean, i heard sometimes after operations like that your leg can just spontaneously fall off.”

      So, let me get this straight…you heard that after ACL surgery, which is a pretty routine operation at this point, legs can spontaneously fall off? This is why you shouldn’t use a Ouija board for medical advice.

      • c9castine - Apr 9, 2014 at 1:12 PM

        come on guy, you cant possibly think i was serious can you?!

      • mornelithe - Apr 9, 2014 at 1:18 PM

        I sincerely hope you were, however, if not…the above was the nicest way I could respond :)

      • c9castine - Apr 9, 2014 at 2:52 PM

        mornelithe….i said his leg would spontaneously fall off.

        come on. this is the nicest way i can respond too.

      • mornelithe - Apr 9, 2014 at 2:53 PM

        Well, are you really surprised to know that I’ve heard even crazier statements? Because I certainly have. Never can tell sometimes. Glad to know you weren’t being serious.

      • c9castine - Apr 9, 2014 at 2:57 PM

        well ill chalk it up to the fact that the typical PHT commentator is low on the intelligence depth chart and there have been some pretty ridiculous things said in here.

        it kind of further enhances the point i was making.

      • mornelithe - Apr 9, 2014 at 2:59 PM

        It’s not just PHT, there’s generally a low intelligence depth chart online. hah.

      • cofran2004 - Apr 10, 2014 at 4:06 PM

        My sarcasm button hurts after that one. How could you possibly have thought he was being serious??

    • hockey412 - Apr 9, 2014 at 2:38 PM

      Wow, the reaction to that one was more comical than the post hahaha…for what it’s worth, I understood the joke and the point that you were making. Bruins are definitely stronger with him.

  7. tommy4000 - Apr 9, 2014 at 4:41 PM

    They need to shut seids down. Dont rush this. The Bruins are going to be a great team for years to come. Get healthy first

  8. arbruins - Apr 9, 2014 at 9:22 PM

    Hahaha, Toiletclown…great name because that is where the Pens will end up again.

    • toiletclown - Apr 10, 2014 at 6:28 AM

      One – you make no sense, and two – the bruins are so suspect right now they will get beat by Columbus in 6 games. Stamp it

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