BOSTON -- Just as the Bruins are getting players like Adam McQuaid and Daniel Paille back to full health, they watched another one go down in the third period on Friday night.
Dennis Seidenberg got tangled up with Ottawa Senators forward Corey Conacher, and then immediately limped off to the Bruins dressing room after his leg appeared to bend awkwardly in the collision. Bruins coach Claude Julien confirmed following Boston’s 5-0 win over the Ottawa Senators at TD Garden that Seidenberg wouldn’t be making the trip to Ottawa for Saturday night’s second half of the home-and-home series with the Sens.
“He’s not going to make the trip,” said Julien, when asked about Seidenberg following the game. “He’s being evaluated right now and so I know one thing; “I was told he’s not coming on the trip with us.”
Seidenberg clocked 18:45 of ice time in the win before leaving with the lower body injury, and threw out four hits while blocking two shots in another typical blue collar effort from the solid defenseman.
There was no word on a call-up from Providence, but it would stand to reason that David Warsofsky might be in line for another NHL stint after just getting sent back down to the AHL during the three-day Christmas break. Warsofsky played three games for the B’s while averaging 13:30 of ice time, and finished with five shots on net while showing flashes as a puck-moving, power play facilitator.
“I thought he played well and I thought he was a good player. You come up here [like Warsofsky], and you see some good things,” said Julien, when asked about Warsofsky after Friday’s morning skate long before Seidenberg went down with the injury. “Then you still see some things that they want to work on, they see the things that they need to work on. So they go back down [to the AHL] with a better understanding of where their game is, and where it needs to be to play at this level on a consistent basis.”
If the Bruins decided to bring Kevan Miller back up from Providence to spell Seidenberg, then he’d likely up with the NHL club for the rest of the season as a player needing waivers to go back to the American Hockey League.