Bruins’ Dennis Seidenberg To Miss About Eight Weeks After Surgery


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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