BOSTON -- Dennis Seidenberg played just first-period shifts for a total of 37 seconds of ice time in Monday's dramatic Game 7 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs at the TD Garden.
He remained on the bench for the first and second periods, but never stepped on the ice again.
After the win, Bruins coach Claude Julien said that Seidenberg will be further evaluated on Tuesday.
"We'll know better tomorrow," said Julien. "We'll know better tomorrow, whether it's short-term or long-term. So, that's stuff that our doctor will be able to evaluate better tomorrow.
"He wanted to [return]. But when he couldn't, it was better to take him out than to make it worse. He wouldn't have helped us, plus it would have made his injury probably a little worse."
Seidenberg's injury depleted an already thin Boston defense corps, which entered the game without Wade Redden and Andrew Ference. With the second round of the playoffs beginning Thursday, the B's will need to address the problem if any, or all, of the three are unable to go in Game 1 against the Rangers.