With the Bruins already down one of their regular defenseman with a lower body injury that’s kept Adam McQuaid out for the last four games, the B’s also saw Dennis Seidenberg go down with an injury vs. the Rangers on Tuesday night. Seidenberg skated one shift and finished with 1:01 of ice time before leaving the Bruins bench for the dressing room for repairs.
There was no word on whether it was an upper body or lower body injury for Seidenberg, and there didn’t seem to be any clear injury cause during the opening shift with Torey Krug.
The Bruins announced in the closing minutes of the first period that he wouldn’t be returning to the game. Seidenberg averaged 22:07 of ice time per game, so it’s no easy task to replace the tough, gritty minutes of quality play that the German defensemen provides on a regular basis.
With Seidenberg down and out just a minute into the first period, the Bruins will now ask five defensemen to carry the load for the Black and Gold for the entirety of the game against a New York Rangers team that’s won seven of their last 10 games.