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Dennis Seidenberg Looking For Work

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe,

On June 30, the Bruins informed him that they would pay him $4,666,667 over the next four years if he turned in his Black-and-Gold uniform. Seidenberg was originally due $7 million in salary through 2018.

It was a difficult message to absorb for a player who had served the Bruins for 401 of his 758 career games and played a critical shutdown role alongside Chara in the 2011 playoffs to help the Bruins win the Stanley Cup.

“I’ve kind of turned the page,” Seidenberg said. “But then again, my family’s still in Boston. They started school in Boston. So you always think about something you’re still with but you’re not. So it was something that was obviously disappointing. But it doesn’t really matter right now. I have to go into this tournament, play my game, and hopefully something comes up.”

The buyout would have been one thing had Seidenberg been able to supplement his reduced four-year earnings from Delaware North with another NHL contract. That has yet to happen.

For the last two-plus months, Seidenberg has been working out in New Jersey, playing in Olympic qualifying for Team Germany, and crossing his fingers that juice still remains in his NHL future.

The trouble the 35-year-old Seidenberg faces, however, is the reality that his opponents are becoming faster, quicker, and younger while his joints continue to creak.

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I hope the Wings are not takers!

Posted by jhpcarrier97 on 09/12/16 at 11:45 PM ET

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