Saturday, May 18, 2013
Redden practices; Seidenberg skates
By James Murphy
BOSTON -- Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg (lower body) skated with team strength and conditioning coach Johnny Whitesides prior to practice Saturday and fellow injured defenseman Wade Redden (lower body) skated with the rest of his teammates. Andrew Ference (foot) remained off the ice.
Following practice, Redden said he wouldn’t be ready to play Saturday night if there were a game. Game 2 of the series against the Rangers is Sunday afternoon at 3.
“I’m coming,” Redden said. “Good to be out there. I wasn’t doing everything out there but still day-to-day and getting better. I’m just keeping patient and hopefully things keep progressing.”
Seidenberg and Ference were not available for comment, but after practice coach Claude Julien expressed cautious optimism about Seidenberg's availability for Game 2. Julien ruled out Ference.
“I don’t anticipate Seidenberg being ready for tomorrow, but with the injury he’s got you never know,” Julien said. “As far as Ference is concerned, he wasn’t skating so he won’t be able to go.”
Ference has missed the last three games while Redden has missed the last two. Seidenberg injured himself early in Game 7 against Toronto last Monday; Saturday was the first time he skated since then.