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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.
BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, Wednesday, September 23 that defenseman Dennis Seidenberg is scheduled to undergo a lumbar microdiscectomy on Thursday, September 24 to repair a lumbar spine disc herniation. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Louis Jenis at Massachusetts General Hospital. Seidenberg is expected to make a full recovery and will be sidelined approximately eight weeks.
The Chicago Blackhawks defated the Boston Bruins 3-2 in Boston on Thursday night, and Jonathan Toews was reported to be okay after sustaining this hit from Dennis Seidenberg:
However, per Pro Hockey Talk's Dhiren Mahibian...
And per the Associated Press:
The Blue Jackets lost 4-3 in a shootout.
The Edmonton Journal's Jim Matheson's Hockey World mega-column's been chopped into 4 bite-size blog entries, and this week, he has a conversation with Nashville Predators GM David Poile, he suggests that the Oilers ought to draft Leon Draisaitl over Aaron Eklbad at the 2014 draft, and amongst his "This 'n' that" notes...
Ted Nolan will likely be getting a three-year contract from the Buffalo Sabres when they return from their Western Conference road swing, which earns a two-thumbs up from Drew Stafford. “He’s a great motivator; he’s extremely simple on his philosophies,” said Stafford, who has been in Buffalo for eight seasons. “He tells us, ‘Look what you get to do for a living … it’s a special opportunity, don’t take it for granted. Show up and compete for a couple of hours.”
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BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, December 28, that defenseman Dennis Seidenberg will miss the remainder of the 2013-14 season with a torn ACL/MCL in his right knee. The expected recovery time for Seidenberg is 6-8 months.
The injury occurred during the third period of the Bruins/Senators game on Friday, December 27.
Chiarelli also announced that the team has recalled defenseman Zach Trotman from Providence on an emergency basis and assigned goaltender Niklas Svedberg to Providence. Trotman will join the team in Ottawa Saturday and be eligible to play in Saturday night's game.
Trotman has skated in 22 games for Providence this season, tallying one goal and six assists with a plus-11 rating
If you scroll to the 1:09 mark of the video below, you can see how Seidenberg was injured.
from Aedan Helmer of the Ottawa Sun,
But just as the warm and fuzzy feelings were returning — with the Senators now winners of four of their last five, and earning points in six of their last seven — it soon turned to concern as Bobby Ryan left the game with under four minutes remaining after taking a questionable hit from Dennis Seidenberg.
"When I saw it, to me its reviewable by the league,” said Paul MacLean. "There is an injury there. How severe it is we won't know until tomorrow.”
Seidenberg shrugged off the incident.
"The puck was in the corner, we were both going there. I want to be strong on the puck and he's kind of reaching for it, I think. I don't want to go after a guy's head or anything... people were kind of seeing it that way but I would never do that."
more on the Sens win and watch the hit below...
Alex Ovechkin and Dennis Seidenberg see each other coming, watch the end result…
From Bill Meltzer at NHL.com:
Sports enthusiasts in Germany still are abuzz over the NBA championship and playoff MVP award won by native son Dirk Nowitzki. But there is another compelling story for Germans taking place in the Stanley Cup Final. At the conclusion of Game 7 in Vancouver, there will be a German-born and -trained player lifting the Cup for just the second time in NHL history.
The only question: Will it be Boston Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg or Vancouver Canucks defenseman Christian Ehrhoff? Both players have been crucial contributors to their respective clubs’ success, in the regular season and the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Q. Patrice, can you talk about the third period, Vancouver talked about being able to establish their speed. From your end, talk about the neutral zone, cleaning up that area.
PATRICE BERGERON: Yeah, I think you’re right. The neutral zone, we weren’t getting pucks deep. That’s what was giving them I guess the speed that they want, the counterattack that they wanted.
We’re going to make a better job, especially in the neutral zone, at putting pucks deep and having a better forecheck.
DENNIS SEIDENBERG: I think it’s the same thing. If we don’t go through the neutral zone clean and get behind our Ds, they’ll pick it up on the blueline and counterattack quick. It’s tough for us to get a gap at Ds. If you don’t get a gap at D’s, they get more room and space and speed. That causes a lot of trouble and chances for them.
Q. Patrice, I know it’s rather an obvious question. How important is it for you guys to get out of here with a split tomorrow night?
PATRICE BERGERON: Yeah, obviously we want to get back in this series. It’s very important. We’ll approach the next game always as the most important one. Now it’s about Game 2. It’s the biggest game right now of the series. It’s always like that.
A ton of quotes from the Boston Bruins today, including Claude Julien, Patrice Bergeron, Mark Recchi, Tim Thomas, Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg.
BOSTON BRUINS HEAD COACH CLAUDE JULIEN:
On if they are done celebrating the Game 7 win…
Well I think one thing that we were done celebrating was the next day. That night was an opportunity for us to enjoy the moment and rightfully so but next day it was about getting our rest. And we started working on things yesterday and so it’s preparation here for the, for what we feel is obviously the biggest part of the season coming up. So it’s sunk in. I mean it sunk in that we’re there. It also sunk in that we’re not done. We realize that there’s a lot of work ahead of us, probably the hardest games to win as you know will be against a team that kind of dominated the league this year. And we know we’re capable of doing it. We certainly don’t feel like we’re a team that is not capable of winning games against this team and we’re going to have to go out there and prove it. And that’s the thing that we want to do, is prove that we’re as good a team as they are and that’s where the challenge lies.
On how big a factor Tim Thomas’s experience will be in the Stanley Cup Final…
via a Boston Bruins tweet,
The B’s have signed defenseman Dennis Seidenberg to a four-year contract extension.
via a Kevin Allen tweet,
Boston D Dennis Seidenberg will be out 8 weeks after successful surgery to repair lacerated tendon in his left forearm.
from Steve Gorten of the Sun-Sentinel,
The Panthers are close to signing free-agent defenseman Dennis Seidenberg and a deal is imminent, an NHL source said Sunday.
According to the source, the team and Seidenberg’s agent, J.P. Barry, have been feverishly negotiating and have agreed to a one-year contract. They just need to settle on salary before the contract is finalized, which could happen as early as today.
Seidenberg’s signing would be a boon for the Panthers.
added 10:17am, TSN reporting 1yr for $2.25M.
via the Carolina Hurricanes,
Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that the team has agreed to terms with restricted free-agent defenseman Dennis Seidenberg on a one-year contract worth $1.2 million. Rutherford also announced that restricted free-agent forward Chad LaRose has elected to file for salary arbitration.