Bruins D Seidenberg out for season with knee injuries

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Updated: December 28, 2013

Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) – The Boston Bruins announced on Saturday
that defenseman Dennis Seidenberg will miss the remainder of the season with
tears of his medial collateral and anterior cruciate ligaments in his right
knee.

Seidenberg suffered what seemed to be an innocuous leg injury during his
club’s 5-0 home win over Ottawa on Friday night, but left the game and did not
return.

He remained in Boston while the rest of the team headed to Canada’s capital
for the completion of that home-and-home set with the Senators. Upon further
evaluation, the knee injuries were revealed, and estimated recovery time
is 6-to-8 months.

Seidenberg had been rewarded with a four-year contract extension worth $16
million for the duration just after the start of the regular season.

He finishes his 11th NHL season with one goal and 10 points in 34 games.

In other roster moves Saturday, the Bruins recalled forward Nick Johnson,
defensemen David Warsofsky and Zach Trotman from Providence (AHL) on an
emergency basis, and assigned goaltender Niklas Svedberg to Providence.