Dennis Seidenberg D BOS 8 Days

Seidenberg recorded his team's lone goal in Wednesday's 6-1 loss to the Maple Leafs.

The blueliner's second period tally didn't matter much, since the Leafs were already five goals ahead at the time. Seidenberg has a modest two goals and three assists through 17 games played so far, and also sports a plus-6 rating.

Dennis Seidenberg D BOS 18 Days

Seidenberg tallied his first goal of the season in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Senators.

Most of the credit for Seidenberg's marker goes to the Senators' Erik Karlsson, whose costly turnover resulted in a wide-open shot for the Boston blueliner. Seidenberg has noticed in an uptick in ice time of late while filling in for Zdeno Chara on the top pairing, and has done well to take advantage so far. All three of his points on the season have come in the last four games, with Seidenberg attempting nine shots during that span.

Dennis Seidenberg D BOS 26 Days

With Zdeno Chara out, Seidenberg joined Dougie Hamilton on the Bruins' top defensive pairing in Friday's practice, the Boston Globe reports.

Seidenberg, who is bouncing back from surgery that he underwent in early January to repair an ACL/MCL injury, is slowly rounding into form and with Chara out 4-6 weeks, he'll be counted on heavily to provide a shut-down presence in the coming weeks. That said, in his role as a rugged and defensively-sound defenseman for the B's, he's not likely to be much of a fantasy factor. To date, Seidenberg has yet to record a point in nine games.

Dennis Seidenberg D BOS 2 Months

Seidenberg (knee) saw 19:46 worth of ice time in Tuesday's preseason opener against the Canadiens.

Seidenberg, who was credited with three blocked shots in the contest, thus appears ready to move past the surgery he underwent in early January to repair an ACL/MCL injury. As a result, he's on track to resume a key role on the Bruins' blue line this coming season, assuming no setbacks.

Dennis Seidenberg D BOS 2 Months

Seidenberg (knee) is expected to play in Tuesday's preseason opener against Montreal, the Bruins' official site reports.

Seidenberg played in Sunday night's scrimmage, and reported no ill-effects afterward, the Boston Globe reports. Though it may take some time for the sturdy blueliner -- who is bouncing back from January knee surgery -- to shake off the rust, he's firmly on track to be in the Bruins' lineup to start the coming season, assuming no injury setbacks.

Dennis Seidenberg D BOS 3 Months

Seidenberg (knee) expects to be ready for training camp, NHL.com reports.

Seidenberg, who last suited up on Dec. 27, had surgery in early January to repair an ACL/MCL injury in his right knee in. At the time, the estimated timetable for a return was in the 6-8 month range. With no reported setbacks since then, and given that the sturdy blueliner indicated that he probably could have returned to action had the Bruins advanced to the Eastern Conference Final, things appear to be on track for him to be at, or near, 100 percent in advance of the upcoming regular season.

Dennis Seidenberg D BOS 6 Months

Dennis Seidenberg is hoping that the Boston Bruins only tinker with their lineup in the off-season.

The Bruins lost in the second round of the NHL playoffs last month and since many of the so-called pundits thought they would go to the Cup Final, drastic changes could be made. GM Peter Chiarelli and Bruins President Cam Neely stated that Boston would only tinker with the lineup but a hockey source told CSNNE.com that the Bruins will be 'very active' in the trade market. It should be an interesting off-season for the Boston Bruins.

Dennis Seidenberg D BOS 6 Months

Dennis Seidenberg (knee) expects to be ready for training camp in the fall.

He was hoping to play at some point in the playoffs, but Boston was eliminated in Round 2 by Montreal so he didn't get a chance to see if his knee was game-ready. "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," said Seidenberg. "There definitely would have been a chance [for a return]. I'm sure for the guys that played [not moving on] was a little bit tougher." He's still not 100 percent, but he is recovering nicely.

Dennis Seidenberg D BOS 6 Months

Dennis Seidenberg expects to come back strong from his surgically-repaired knee next season.

"I'll be better. I'm confident I'll be just as [good], hopefully better than before," he said. "I mean I feel conditioning wise [the knee] is great. I've been doing lots of cardio over the last few months. Strength-wise it's the same ... pretty good. There's still a little pain, but that's just stuff you can deal with, and once you play you don't think about it." Seidenberg may have been able to play for the Bruins during the Eastern Conference Final had the team advanced past Round 2 of the postseason, so it's expected that he'll be good to go by the time training camp comes around. He's a top-four defender on Boston and the team missed him dearly when he suffered a torn ACL/MCL on Dec. 27.

Dennis Seidenberg D BOS 6 Months

Coach Claude Julien said that Dennis Seidenberg (knee) could have been an option to play had the Bruins made it to the Eastern Conference Final.

"There was a possibility, yeah," Julien said. "He'd been skating for almost a month and he started taking a little bit of contact, and I think that would have been a discussion that we would have had heading into the next round." Seidenberg had been sidelined since Dec. 27 after undergoing surgery for ACL/MCL tears and the Bruins missed him dearly in the playoffs. Some of the Bruins' young defensemen struggled under the high-pressure situations in the semifinal round against Montreal.