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Seidenberg's wrist OK'd before signing

Before the Bruins inked Dennis Seidenberg to a 4-year $13 million contract extension, the defenseman was evaluated by the Bruins medical staff. Peter Chiarelli and the Bruins front office wanted to ensure that there were no long-term effects from the severed forearm tendon that he suffered late in the season. It appears that the wrist checked out and should not be an issue for the German blueliner.

"So we finished the deal yesterday. We had to get the signoff on his wrist. We flew Dennis from Florida up to Boston and we had the wrist examined and everything was good so we consummated a new deal."

- Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli during Saturday's conference call  to announce the re-signing of Dennis Seidenberg