Defenseman Dennis Seidenberg said he would waive his no-trade clause if the Boston Bruins approached him with a deal they were pursuing that made sense for both sides, CSN-New England reported Thursday,
Seidenberg, who joined the Bruins in March 2010, said he only wants to be somewhere that he knows he's wanted.
"People have mentioned those rumors to me, but all I can do at the end of the day is play hockey and work hard. That's what makes you strong," Seidenberg told CSNNE.com. "If they feel like they want to move me, then there's nothing I can do. Even if I have a no-trade clause, I don't want to be here if they don't want me.
"But my job is to play with full effort on the ice, and hopefully that's enough for them to want to keep me. We'll see."
Seidenberg, 33, missed much of last season after knee surgery. He has three more years on a contract that pays him $4 million per season and has a full no-trade clause for the next 2 1/2 years.
Seidenberg has three goals, 10 points and a plus-1 rating in 57 games, and is second on the Bruins in average ice time at 21:57 per game.
He has one point and is a minus-4 in February, when the Bruins are 1-4-2 after going 8-1-3 in January.
The Bruins hold the second Eastern Conference wild-card position into the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and are one point ahead of the Florida Panthers prior to playing the St. Louis Blues on Friday.