BOSTON, MA –
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that defenseman Dennis Seidenberg
will miss eight weeks after undergoing successful surgery to repair a lacerated flexor carpi radialis tendon in his left forearm. The surgery was performed by Drs. Matthew Leibman and Mark Belsky on Tuesday, April 6 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He sustained the injury during the first period of the Bruins/Maple Leafs game on Saturday, April 3.
Since being acquired by the Bruins on March 3, 2010, Seidenberg has skated in 17 games while recording two goals, seven assists and a +9 rating. He was traded from Florida to Boston with Matt Bartkowski
for Byron Bitz, Craig Weller and Tampa Bay's 2010 second round draft pick. For the season, Seidenberg has played in 79 games with Boston and Florida and tallied 4-28=32 totals and leads the NHL in blocked shots with 215.
The 2009-2010 Boston Bruins season is presented by the Massachusetts State Lottery. Fans interested in learning more about Boston Bruins players, or ticket options, should visit the team website at www.bostonbruins.com
or call 617-624-BEAR.