Krug called up; no update on Seidenberg

Krug called up; no update on Seidenberg
May 14, 2013, 3:15 pm
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BOSTON -- The Bruins didn’t give any updates on any of their injured defensemen, meaning there is still plenty of unknown with Dennis Seidenberg (lower body), Andrew Ference (foot) and Wade Redden (undisclosed). General manager Peter Chiarelli said that Redden couldn’t play on Tuesday night if there were a playoff game, and he would only confirm that Seidenberg did suffer an injury without getting into the seriousness of it.

Seidenberg only played two shifts and 37 seconds in Game 7 after appearing to injure one of his legs during the very first shift of the game. Zdeno Chara played 35 plus minutes and both young defensemen Matt Bartkowski and Dougie Hamilton played 20 plus minutes with one of their best defensemen down and out.

The Bruins also announced the promotion of Providence Bruins defenseman Torey Krug to Boston, the second time that the puck-moving defenseman has been called up to the NHL this season.

In total, the former Michigan State defenseman has played in three games with Boston after signing as a college hockey free agent last spring, and has notched two assists during his three NHL games. Krug was skating with a Providence Bruins team in the thick of the playoff hunt, and had three assists in seven games along with a team-high 26 shots on net.

In a breakout AHL campaign that really came alive once he had healed up from a nagging ankle injury, Krug skated in 63 regular season games with Providence this season and registered 13 goals and 32 assists for 45 points with 37 penalty minutes.

The 21-year-old defenseman led all Providence D-men in goals (13), assists (32) and points (45) during the regular season, and would be considered the most similar to Ference in terms of playing style, strengths, weaknesses and temperament out on the frozen sheet.