Monday, May 13, 2013
Julien will wait and see on Seidenberg
By Brendan Hall
BOSTON -- Bruins coach Claude Julien had no update on defenseman Dennis Seidenberg, who missed almost all of Monday night's wild Game 7 with Toronto with an undisclosed injury.
"We'll know better tomorrow," Julien said. "[The medical staff] will know better tomorrow whether it's short term or long term. That's stuff that our doctor will be able to better evaluate tomorrow."
Seidenberg skated just two shifts at the start of the game, for a total ice time of just 37 seconds, before retiring to the bench for good. During a TV timeout in the first period, he took a quick twirl around the ice, visibly favoring his left leg. He remained on the bench for the rest of the first period and all of the second, but did not come out for the third.
"He wanted to [play] but when he couldn't, it was better to take him out than make it worse," Julien said. "He wouldn't have helped us, it probably would have made his injury even worse."
Seidenberg's injury further hindered the Bruins' blue line as defensemen Andrew Ference and Wade Redden were scratches.