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.