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Seidenberg (knee) should be ready for training camp

Jun 5, 2014, 1:50 PM EDT

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The Bruins were dealt a major blow when defenseman Dennis Seidenberg tore his ACL and MCL. He had surgery in early January and still hasn’t made a complete recovery, but he might have played in the postseason anyways had Boston advanced past the second round.

“I was hoping to play at some point, but it wasn’t meant to be,” said Seidenberg, per CSN New England. “We would have had some practices after Round 2, and would have seen how I was doing taking some contact and battling a little harder. There definitely would have been a chance [for a return].”

Now he has plenty of time to focus on getting to 100 percent. He should be fine for training camp, just in time for the start of his four-year, $16 million contract.

With Seidenberg back, the Bruins blueline will look far more formidable. He will lead the defense along with Zdeno Chara, which will take some of the pressure off of 23-year-old Torey Krug and 20-year-old Dougie Hamilton.

  1. jcmeyer10 - Jun 5, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    Gotta admit, I did a lot of ‘what iffing’ during the playoffs. As long as he comes back 100% it was worth it to keep him out. Z ain’t going to be around forever.

  2. spitfisher - Jun 5, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    Sides coming back is one piece of the puzzle, the bigger piece is what is the front line going to look like. Might be time to cut loose on Looch or David K. will Iggy come back? we need some goal scores, that play during the post season.

  3. nhstateline - Jun 5, 2014 at 7:03 PM

    the only other positive thing about this complete failure of a season is that the players and management seem as irritated about it as are the fans. Haven’t seen this level of unhappiness since the end of the 2010 season. In 2012 the excuse was the Cup hangover and last year they got to the Finals but this……it’s in the same league as 2010 and I’m happy the players and management are treating it that way.

    • sabatimus - Jun 6, 2014 at 8:39 AM

      Complete failure of a season? The President’s Trophy? Are you sure you aren’t talking about the Capitals?

      • pats2001 - Jun 6, 2014 at 10:11 AM

        yes, it was a failure. we knocked vancouver in 2011 about winning the presidents trophy and not the cup…we have to treat it the same way…especially since we didnt even get out of the 2nd round and had two chances to close out the series. thats as big a failure i’ve ever seen

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