Dennis Seidenberg D BOS 5 Months

Dennis Seidenberg (knee) skated with his teammates on Tuesday morning.

"He's just skated with us and doing everything that has no contact," coach Claude Julien said. "It's more to get him out of boredom on his own or with just another player. It gives him the opportunity to make some plays and passes with a little bit of traffic around him too. We thought it was a good time for him that he's strong enough with his skating that he can jump to that level right now." Seidenberg isn't expected to return any time soon, but he hasn't been completely ruled out for the playoffs.

Dennis Seidenberg D BOS 5 Months

Don't expect veteran defenseman Dennis Seidenberg to be back in the Boston lineup for the Bruins' first-round playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings, or for any of the postseason.

Seidenberg has not played since he suffered and ACL/MCL knee injury on Dec. 27. "We're not counting on Dennis to be back," Boston general manager Peter Chiarelli said. "We're going to be very cautious with this injury. He has been skating and that's pretty much all I can say on it. It really hasn't changed."

Dennis Seidenberg D BOS 5 Months

According to a source, Dennis Seidenberg skated for the first time on Tuesday since undergoing knee surgery.

He took to the ice for about 15 minutes. If he's able to return this year then Boston will probably have to advance far into the playoffs. He has been sidelined since Dec. 27 when he suffered a torn ACL and MCL against Ottawa.

Dennis Seidenberg D BOS 6 Months

There is an outside chance that Dennis Seidenberg (knee) will be able to play if the Bruins enjoy a lengthy postseason run.

It's far more likely that Seidenberg will end up returning in 2014-15, but the fact that it's even a possibility is impressive. He was originally projected to miss six-to-eight months after tearing his ACL and MCL in late December.

Dennis Seidenberg D BOS 9 Months

Dennis Seidenberg will have surgery on his knee in the next week or two.

He still has to wait for the swelling to go down before his torn ACL and MCL can be repaired. "Very disappointing," Seidenberg said when he spoke to the media on Monday. "It's tough luck the way it happened, but at the end, there's nothing I can do. It's all about getting it fixed now and preparing for next season." He's expected to be ready for training camp next year.

Dennis Seidenberg D BOS 9 Months

Dennis Seidenberg will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee.

According to GM Peter Chiarelli, Seidenberg is expected to require six to eight months of recovery time. He was injured in Friday's win over Ottawa when he tangled up with Ottawa forward Cory Conacher. Seidenberg ranks second among Boston's defensemen in average ice time this season at 21:50 per contest. He has 10 points and a plus-11 rating in 34 games.

Dennis Seidenberg D BOS 9 Months

Dennis Seidenberg will not be available Saturday night for the rematch against the Senators.

He sustained what appeared to be a leg injury in the third period of Friday night's 5-0 win over the Sens when he got tangled up with Cory Conacher. Seidenberg did not make the trip to Ottawa and will be evaluated Saturday. Look for the Bruins to recall David Warsofsky to take Seidenberg's place on the roster for Saturday's contest.

Dennis Seidenberg D BOS 9 Months

Dennis Seidenberg was hit on the right side of his jaw by a shot from Edmonton defenseman Jeff Petry, but he didn't miss a shift in Thursday's victory.

He was sporting a baseball-sized lump on his jaw after the game, but there doesn't appear to be any major damage. Seidenberg logged 22:04 of ice time, while posting a goal and an assist in Boston's 4-2 win. He was also credited with three hits and four blocks.

Dennis Seidenberg D BOS 10 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 10 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.