NEW YORK CITY -- It appears the Three Little Bears will get another playoff game against the New York Rangers as Dennis Seidenberg doesn't look like he'll be ready to for Game 3 at Madison Square Garden. Seidenberg hasn't played since suffering a lower body injury vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs on his first shift of Game 7 in the first round.
Claude Julien indicated during a Tuesday morning optional morning skate that Seidenberg probably wouldn't be a part of pre-game warm-ups prior to the Eastern Conference semifinal playoff game.
"I don't think (Seidenberg) will be out for the warm-up tonight," Julien said. "If he plays (in Game 3) I'll be as surprised as anybody else. It doesn't look like he'll be able to play just yet."
Instead the German defenseman was out for extra work on the ice with B's assistant coach Doug Houda, and that's always a sign a player won't be in the lineup.
That means Wade Redden will be the only injured veteran able to return for even a chance to play on Tuesday night with Boston holding a commanding 2-0 lead in the series against the Blueshirts.
Even if Redden is in warm-ups for the Black and Gold, expect Torey Krug, Dougie Hamilton and Matt Bartkowski to once again suit up for Boston.
Here are the expected line combos and D-pairings: