Seidenberg ‘getting close’ to return (Updated)


Dennis Seidenberg is “getting close” to returning from back surgery.

“I’m feeling better on the ice, and I’m feeling strong in the battles,” the Bruins’ defenseman told CSN New England. “[Wednesday] was the first practice where I battled with the guys, and especially during the 3-on-3 at the end I felt good. I was pushing off and battling…how close? I’ll talk to [the trainers] and we’ll go from there.”

While an exact return date is not yet known, it’s expected Seidenberg will be back before Thanksgiving (Nov. 26).

“When he does come back,” said coach Claude Julien, “we realize we may have to monitor his ice, and who he is out there playing against. Those are things that we’re prepared for once he’s good to go.”

The Bruins currently have seven healthy defensemen. Of the seven, only Colin Miller can be returned to the AHL without requiring waivers.


Seidenberg is apparently a game-time decision for tonight versus Colorado. Ditto for Torey Krug.