Boston, MA--- The injury bug keep on haunting the Bruins. This time the bug had knocked one of their best leaders and players out for the whole season. D-man, Dennis Seidenberg, left Friday night's game against the Ottawa Senators in the third quarter with what was categoriezed as a "lower body injury". The Bruins GM, Peter Chiarelli, announced Saturday that the injury was a torn MCL/ACL and the German was going to miss the whole season and his recovery time period for the injury is 6-8 months.
Seidenberg is such a big part of what the Bruins do on defense. Seidenberg, 32, bring that veteran presence to the Bruins defense and is often times paired with big nam, Zdeno Chara. The Bruins made the decesion in the off season to let go long time veteran and fan favorite, Andrew Ference, so that leaves the Bruins very thin on the defsnsive side of the ice. It looks like the Bruins will be relying on young guns, Torey Krug and Matt Bartkowski.
The injury woes have really hit the Bruins hard this season. The B's have been without Loui Eriksson, Shawn Thorton(suspension), Daniel Paille, Adam McQuaid, Johhny Boychuck and Dougie Hamilton through parts of this season due to injuries.
Many consider Seidenberg to be the glue that holds the Bruins defense together but if Krug, Bartkowski, Smith and most importantly Rask contiue to play the way they have been the Bruins will have no problem winning. Come the trade deadline though the Bruins might want to think about adding a veteran to their defense who has experience playing in the postseason because we all know playoff hockey is a whole different animal.
Defenseman Zach Trotman has been called up from Providence to replace Dennis Seidenberg.