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Bruins sign defenseman Dennis Seidenberg to a 4-year extension

The Bruins announced this morning that they have signed defenseman Dennis Seidenberg to a 4-year contract extension. Per team policy, the terms of the contract have not been released. However, TSN is reporting that it is worth $13 million ($3.25 million per year).

Seidenberg led the NHL in blocked shots this season with 215. The 28-year old blueliner finished the season with 4-28-32 totals and a +6 rating in 79 games this season. Seidenberg split his season between the Florida Panthers and Boston Bruins. The Bruins added the German defenseman at the trade deadline in move that sent Byron Bitz and Craig Weller to Florida in exchange for Seidenberg and college prospect Matthew Bartkowski. Dennis recorded 9 points (2-7-9) in 17 games for the B's. Seidenberg missed the playoffs after severing a tendon in his forearm in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Bruins have scheduled a conference call for 3:00 PM this afternoon. Bruins GM Peter Chairelli and Dennis Seidenberg will address the media at this time.