Monday, January 21, 2013
Seidenberg sat just as a precaution
By Joe McDonald
After Boston’s 2-1 shootout win over the Jets, Bruins coach Claude Julien didn’t seem too concerned about Dennis Seidenberg’s injury.
“There’s a good chance he’ll be on the ice tomorrow,” Julien said. “We’re very, very hopeful that he’ll be in the next game. This is a situation early in the season you want to sacrifice one game so that it doesn’t become a two-week situation. We’re just getting going here, it’s such a condensed schedule that sometimes if you take those chances, you’ll make it worse than better. We took a precaution and we were willing to live without him today. Hopefully that’s all it’s going to be.”
Meanwhile, Aaron Johnson filled in nicely during his Bruins debut.
“He’s an experienced defenseman and probably wanted to play it safe,” Julien said. “I thought he did a good job. He’s been in the league for a while, he’s played a fair number of games in this league, so we have to rely on his experience and I think he filled in well today.”