Bruins’ Dennis Seidenberg To Miss About Eight Weeks After Surgery

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Boston Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg has not skated in training camp or the first two preseason games.

We now know why.

The B’s announced Wednesday in a statement that Seidenberg “is scheduled to undergo a lumbar microdiscectomy on Thursday, September 24 to repair a lumbar spine disc herniation. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Louis Jenis at Massachusetts General Hospital. Seidenberg is expected to make a full recovery and will be sidelined approximately eight weeks.”

Seidenberg missed about half of the 2013-14 season after undergoing knee surgery. He returned for the 2014-15 campaign and played in all 82 games, tallying 14 points (three goals, 11 assists).

The 34-year-old defenseman has spent the last five-plus seasons with the Bruins.

Here are projected Bruins pairings with Seidenberg potentially missing as many as two months:
Zdeno Chara-Zach Trotman
Torey Krug-Adam McQuaid
Matt Irwin-Joe Morrow/Colin Miller

Thumbnail photo via Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Mar 5, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg (44) during the second period against the Calgary Flames at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

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