BOSTON - When the Bruins hold their first practices of training camp on Friday at TD Garden, defenseman Dennis Seidenberg will not be on the ice.
“The only issue we have I think is Dennis Seidenberg will not likely skate for the next few days,” General Manager Don Sweeney said during a press conference on Thursday, when asked if any players would be limited at the start of camp.
“He reported to our trainers on Monday with an upper-body injury from training and our doctors have chosen to take a conservative approach and re-evaluate day-to-day.”
The Bruins opened camp on Thursday with physicals and off-ice testing. With three weeks until the season opener on Oct. 8, Sweeney doesn’t anticipate the injury impacting Seidenberg being available for the start of the season.
“They’re just going to evaluate it day-to-day,” Sweeney reiterated. “As I said, right now, they’re just being conservative about it, being so far away from the opener.”
Seidenberg skated in all 82 games with the Bruins in 2014-15.