The Bruins have to, once again, turn to Providence for some potential help on the blue line.
B’s general manager Peter Chiarelli met with the media Tuesday afternoon just a little more than 12 hours after his team knocked out the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 7 of their first-round series. As the Bruins shift their attention from the Leafs toward the New York Rangers, they may be left with a makeshift defensive corps.
That’s because Dennis Seidenberg left the game in the first period after just two shifts. The veteran defenseman played just 37 seconds, and last touched the ice just 1:44 into the game. Chiarelli admitted Tuesday that Seidenberg was injured, but the extent of the injury was not known — or not revealed.
Chiarelli also admitted that veteran defenseman Wade Redden is still banged up, and that if there was a game Tuesday night, Redden would not be in the lineup. He didn’t play in Game 7, either.
All of that led the Bruins to recall Torey Krug from the Providence Bruins. The 22-year-old Michigan native has played in just three NHL games, including one this season. He’s played in all seven P-Bruins playoff games, where he has three assists and a team-leading 26 shots on goal.