BOSTON -- Dennis Seidenberg looks to be that much closer to returning from injury after joining the rest of his teammates at Bruins practice on Monday morning before they leave for New York for Games 3 and 4 at Madison Square Garden.
Both Seidenberg and Wade Redden were regular participants at practice, though the German defenseman looked like he was still moving around with a little tentativeness, indicating he might still be a few days away. Even if Seidenberg is still a major question mark for Game 1, his presence at practice means he's not far from a return.
If and when Seidenberg does return, it would appear Dougie Hamilton is the most logical candidate to come out of the lineup. He's been very good, but had a few down moments while finishing with a minus-2 in Sunday afternoon's Game 2 victory.
Bruins forwards were all wearing gold practice jerseys rather than the different-colored jerseys that normally denote the different lines.
Andrew Ference is now the only player missing from Bruins practice and continues to wear a protective boot on his left foot when he's spotted in public.