Bruins fans will not be seeing Dennis Seidenberg on the ice this season unless the Bruins make a miraculous Stanley Cup run and Dennis Seidenberg has crazy healing powers. The Bruins announced today that Seidenberg will miss the next 8 weeks after lacerating a tendon in his left forearm during Saturday night's game in Toronto. The defenseman left the game in the first period after being sliced by a skate blade and received 15 stitches to close the gash on his left wrist. The Bruins initially listed the blueliner as "day-to-day". Seidenberg tried to participate in the morning skate before Monday's game in Washington, but left the ice early after feeling weakness in his wrist. It was determined that he would need surgery to repair a lacerated tendon in his forearm and Seidenberg underwent the procedure at Newton-Wellesley Hospital on Tuesday.
Zdeno Chara was also injured during Monday night game. He broke his nose (likely from the Alexander Semin high-stick that went uncalled). Chara practiced this morning with a full cage and is expected to play tomorrow night when the team hosts the Buffalo Sabres at TD Garden.
With injuries to Dennis Seidenberg, Mark Stuart and Zdeno Chara, the Bruins are pretty banged up on the blue line. What was once a position of strength for the Bruins will now be a concern as they continue to battle for one of the final spots in the Eastern Conference.