Dennis Seidenberg D BOS 5 Months

After missing four games due to a lower-body injury, Dennis Seidenberg looked just fine Friday against the Rangers.

In fact, he played a team-high 24:43 against New York. Seidenberg was pleased with his effort. "I felt pretty confident out there, pretty solid and that's what you want. You want to make sure before you come back that you are 100 percent and that was the case," he said. If you need Seidenberg, activate him immediately.

Dennis Seidenberg D BOS 5 Months

Dennis Seidenberg (lower body) has returned to the Boston Bruins' lineup.

Seidenberg missed four consecutive games. He has been paired up with Dougie Hamilton.

Dennis Seidenberg D BOS 5 Months

Dennis Seidenberg (lower body) might be available for Friday afternoon's game versus the New York Rangers.

The Bruins returned Kevan Miller to the minors, which suggests that he could be close. Seidenberg has missed four games with a lower-body injury.

Dennis Seidenberg D BOS 5 Months

Dennis Seidenberg (lower body) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game.

Seidenberg has already been sidelined for three straight contests. He has six assists in 21 games this season.

Dennis Seidenberg D BOS 5 Months

Dennis Seidenberg (lower body) is doubtful to play Wednesday.

He traveled with his teammates to Detroit and is expected to take part in the team's morning skate. "I've still got to be careful when I'm out there, but it's good to see it's getting better," said Seidenberg after skating for the second time in as many games on Tuesday. "We go day-by-day. I'll travel with the team, have the morning skate (today), but there's no date set so far." He doesn't appear to be far away from playing again.

Dennis Seidenberg D BOS 5 Months

Dennis Seidenberg (lower body) skated for the first time on Monday since getting hurt last Tuesday in New York.

He took to the ice with strength coach John Whitesides and then stayed out for part of Boston's morning skate. It's unclear if he'll be ready for Wednesday night's game in Detroit, but he appears to be inching closer.

Dennis Seidenberg D BOS 5 Months

Dennis Seidenberg (lower body) hasn't resumed skating yet.

Seidenberg missed his second straight game on Saturday and should be regarded as doubtful for Monday's contest. He has six points and a plus-10 rating in 21 games this season.

Dennis Seidenberg D BOS 5 Months

Dennis Seidenberg could be back within a week from the time he suffered his lower-body injury, according to coach Claude Julien.

Seidenberg appeared to injure his leg on Tuesday when he collided with Derek Dorsett of the New York Rangers. He won't play Thursday night and is listed as day-to-day.

Dennis Seidenberg D BOS 5 Months

Dennis Seidenberg suffered a lower-body injury in Tuesday's win over the New York Rangers.

He played just one shift for 1:01 of ice time before leaving the contest and he didn't return. It isn't clear yet if Seidenberg will be available for Thursday's contest versus St. Louis.

Dennis Seidenberg D BOS 5 Months

Dennis Seidenberg could be looking at a suspension for his elbow to the head of Ottawa's Bobby Ryan with 3:35 left in Friday night's game.

Although it looked as if the hit was accidental in nature, the NHL will certainly be reviewing it on Saturday. Ryan left the game and did not return. Seidenberg did not receive a penalty on the play. Stay tuned for updates on this situation.