Seidenberg out against Rangers

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Seidenberg out against Rangers

NEW YORK CITY Dennis Seidenberg hasnt missed a day of practice with the Bruins, but will miss his second straight game with a lower body injury. The German defenseman took part in morning skate at Madison Square Garden, but wasnt out on the ice for warm-ups prior to Wednesday nights tilt with the New York Rangers.
Claude Julien said after the morning skate that he was very hopeful Seidenberg would play, but that he would be a game time decision. Seidenberg appeared to hurt one of his legs in a third period collision with Ryan Callahan in last weekend's season opener, and hasn't played in a game since.
Brad Marchand was out there in his customary spot on the left wing alongside Patrice Bergeron and Tyler Seguin, so it appears that Aaron Johnson will play in his second straight game for the Black and Gold.
Here are the line combos and defenseman pairings with 19-year-old Dougie Hamilton playing with his third straight different partner in three games. Tuukka Rask was the first goaltender out on the ice for warm-ups in a Bruins sweater and will get his third straight start for the Bs.Lucic-Krejci-HortonMarchand-Bergeron-SeguinBourque-Kelly-PeverleyPaille-Campbell-ThorntonChara-BoychukFerence-HamiltonMcQuaid-JohnsonRask

Wednesday, Dec. 7: Rangers in trouble?

Wednesday, Dec. 7: Rangers in trouble?

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while ready for the Chris Sale era to begin with the Red Sox in a 1975 throwback uniform at Fenway’s opening day.

*Larry Brooks says that the New York Rangers are in “deep trouble” despite all of the goals that they’re scoring, and here’s why.

*The New York Islanders are playing with fire when it comes to John Tavares potentially leaving if they can’t find a running mate for him.

*Good piece from FOH (Friend of Haggs) Marc Spector about Kris Russell defying the analytical critics with his work for the Edmonton Oilers.

*Scary scene with the New Jersey Devils and Vancouver Canucks where Taylor Hall knocked out Philip Larsen with a hit, and then touched a brawl where the unconscious Larsen was kicked in the head a couple of times.

*Here’s some very good news about former B’s forward Craig Cunningham, who has begun communicating with his AHL teammates through Facetime calls and is alert, joking and sounding like somebody that’s starting to make a slow recovery from whatever mysterious thing caused him to collapse prior to a Roadrunners game.

*Flyers D-man Shayne Gostisbehere has made such a splash with the Broad Street Bullies that he’s got a “Ghost Bear” beer named after him.

*For something completely different: The first trailer for "Spider Man: Homecoming" is going to be shown during Jimmy Kimmel, and it’s looking pretty cool in this snippet.