|Assets:||Is adept at logging big minutes and is a sound defender. Moves the puck quickly and efficiently out of the defensive zone. Knows when to pinch in from the point and can play the point with the man advantage.|
|Flaws:||Used to really lack a physical element to his defensive game, which limited his overall effectiveness to some extent, but he's improved in this area. Doesn't have a high-end offensive game, despite his ice time.|
|Career Potential:||Veteran, mobile big-minute defenseman.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2010-11 (Boston)|
|NHL||Played in the NHL YoungStars Game||2002-03|
|5/25/2013||Missed the last 4 playoff games (lower body injury).|
|5/16/2013||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|1/25/2013||Missed 2 games (lower body injury).|
|1/21/2013||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|10/02/2012||Signed with Adler Mannheim (Germany).|
|4/01/2012||Missed 2 games (leg injury).|
|3/29/2012||Leg injury, day-to-day.|
|6/05/2010||Signed by the Boston Bruins to a four-year contract extension.|
|5/14/2010||Missed the last 4 regular season games and all 13 playoff games (left wrist injury).|
|4/05/2010||Left wrist injury, day-to-day.|
|3/03/2010||Acquired from the Florida Panthers.|
|9/14/2009||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Florida Panthers to a one-year contract.|
|2/13/2009||Missed 6 games (lower body injury).|
|1/29/2009||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/27/2008||Missed 1 game (undisclosed).|
|12/13/2008||Missed 5 games (groin).|
|12/10/2008||Missed 4 games (groin).|
|7/07/2008||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Carolina Hurricanes to a one-year contract.|
|3/06/2008||Missed 20 games (ankle injury).|
|1/18/2008||Ankle injury, day-to-day.|
|10/26/2007||Missed 5 games (right knee injury).|
|10/13/2007||Right knee injury, day-to-day.|
|1/08/2007||Acquired from the Phoenix Coyotes.|
|7/13/2006||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Phoenix Coyotes to a two-year contract.|
|1/20/2006||Acquired from the Philadelphia Flyers.|
|1/11/2006||Missed 2 games (sprained left knee).|
|1/06/2006||Sprained left knee, sidelined indefinitely.|
|12/08/2005||Missed 7 games (broken right wrist).|
|11/22/2005||Broken right wrist, mid-December.|
|10/14/2005||Missed 2 games (concussion).|
|10/07/2005||Concussion, sidelined indefinitely.|
|8/10/2005||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Philadelphia Flyers to a one-year contract.|
|9/15/2004||Assigned to Philadelphia (AHL).|
|4/28/2004||Recalled from Philadelphia (AHL).|
|3/09/2004||Missed 25 games (broken left leg).|
|3/09/2004||Assigned to Philadelphia (AHL) for conditioning.|
|1/15/2004||Broken left leg, sidelined indefinitely.|
|1/08/2004||Recalled from Philadelphia (AHL).|
|1/07/2004||Assigned to Philadelphia (AHL).|
|1/05/2004||Recalled from Philadelphia (AHL).|
|1/04/2004||Assigned to Philadelphia (AHL).|
|12/24/2003||Recalled from Philadelphia (AHL).|
|12/12/2003||Assigned to Philadelphia (AHL).|
|12/06/2003||Recalled from Philadelphia (AHL).|
|10/03/2003||Assigned to Philadelphia (AHL).|
|4/07/2003||Recalled from Philadelphia (AHL).|
|3/04/2003||Assigned to Philadelphia (AHL).|
|7/17/2002||Signed by the Philadelphia Flyers.|
|3/03/2010||Florida Panthers traded Dennis Seidenberg and Matthew Bartkowski to the Boston Bruins for Craig Weller, Byron Bitz and a 2nd round selection in 2010.|
|9/14/2009||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Florida Panthers.|
|1/08/2007||Phoenix Coyotes traded Dennis Seidenberg to the Carolina Hurricanes for Kevyn Adams.|
|1/20/2006||Phoenix Coyotes traded Petr Nedved and future considerations to the Philadelphia Flyers for Dennis Seidenberg.|
|6/24/2001||Drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 6th round (172nd overall) in 2001.|
Dennis Seidenberg not happy with Bruins play | 06/16/2013 9:56 AM
NewsBruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg believes the Bruins were fortunate to escape Game Two of the Stanley Cup Finals with a victory.
Impact"We knew we were terrible. We knew we were lucky to still be in this game," Seidenberg said. "We just told ourselves we have to be better, help Tuukka out and do it for ourselves." The Bruins were outshot by the Blackhawks in the defeat and were also on the lucky end of a controversial non-goal call that waived of what would have been a Chicago tally. Seidenberg himself will be one of the key players charged with improvement the team's defensive effort as the series shifts to Boston for Game Three.
Seidenberg says Bruins can be better on D | 06/07/2013 9:01 AM
NewsDennis Seidenberg said the Bruins can be better defensively against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Friday's Game 4.
ImpactThat's a pretty crazy thing to say considering the Bruins have held the Penguins to three goals in the series, which Boston leads 3-0. Seidenberg and partner Zdeno Chara are a big reason why the Penguins have gotten zero points this series out of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, James Neal, Jarome Iginla and Kris Letang. Still, Seidenberg thinks the Bruins took their foot off the gas in Game 3 and nearly paid for it. "We just turned too many pucks over and that created a lot of speed for them attacking us. So (tonight) hopefully we'll be a little bit better in that category, and that allows us to be even better again defensively," Seidenberg said Thursday.
Bruins have match-up calls to make | 05/29/2013 4:27 PM
NewsDennis Seidenberg skated with Zdeno Chara and Matt Bartkowski during Wednesday's practice.
CSN New England
ImpactSeidenberg is usually paired with Chara against the opposition's top lines, but Boston's third-round adversary - the Pittsburgh Penguins - have two potent combinations that require equal attention. Seidenberg and Chara may line up against Evgeni Malkin's combination and the responsibility of shutting down Sidney Crosby's trio would fall on the shoulders of Patrice Begeron's unit.
Dennis Seidenberg returns, replaces Hamilton | 05/25/2013 5:29 PM
NewsDennis Seidenberg (lower body) will return to the Boston Bruins' lineup on Saturday.
Tom Gulitti on Twitter
ImpactSeidenberg was a game-time decision. He hasn't played since Game 7 of the Bruins' first-round series against the Toronto Maple Leafs. As we previously reported, Seidenberg returning to the Bruins' lineup means that Dougie Hamilton will be a healthy scratch.
Dennis Seidenberg will participate in warmups | 05/25/2013 4:38 PM
NewsDennis Seidenberg (lower body) is still questionable for Saturday's game.
Dan Rosen on Twitter
ImpactSeidenberg will participate in the pre-game warmups before they determine if he's ready to return to the Bruins' lineup. He will likely play on the Bruins' top defensive pairing if he's available.
Trainers weigh in on Seidenberg availability | 05/25/2013 8:36 AM
NewsDennis Seidenberg (lower-body injury) will consult with the Bruins' training staff to determine if he can suit up for Game 5 Saturday afternoon.
ImpactHe should be considered a game-time decision. Seidenberg has yet to play in the second round.
Seidenberg participates in Friday's practice | 05/24/2013 5:34 PM
NewsDennis Seidenberg (lower body) took part in Friday's practice.
ImpactSeidenberg remains questionable for Game 5 on Saturday. "Nobody likes watching games, especially this time of year," Seidenberg said. "I felt comfortable out there.I have to talk to them first. And go from there." He hasn't played yet in the second round.
Dennis Seidenberg will probably sit Thursday | 05/23/2013 2:19 PM
NewsDennis Seidenberg (lower body) probably won't play Thursday.
ImpactHe skated in the morning but the Bruins aren't expected to make any lineup changes going into Game 4 as they attempt to sweep the New York Rangers.
Dennis Seidenberg might be ready for Gm 4 | 05/23/2013 10:15 AM
NewsDennis Seidenberg (lower body) took part in an optional session on Wednesday and said there's a chance he could be ready to play in Game 4.
Impact"There's a chance for sure," he said after the skate. "But you don't want to come back too early. We'll see how it feels [Thursday] and go from there." There is also the possibility that the Bruins may hold him out of the lineup for Game 4 because the team's defense has performed so well against the Rangers in the series.
Julien doesn't expect Seidenberg for Game 4 | 05/21/2013 12:18 PM
NewsBoston Bruins coach Claude Julien isn't expecting Dennis Seidenberg (lower body) to return to the lineup for Tuesday's Game 4.
Bruins on Twitter
ImpactSeidenberg was out on the ice for the second straight day but apparently still has a little ways to go before returning to game action. Wade Redden (undisclosed) also appears unlikely to play Tuesday night. The Bruins have been able to weather the injuries to their blueline thanks to the outstanding play of young defenseman Torey Krug, who's scored two goals through the first two games of the series.
Dennis Seidenberg back at practice Monday | 05/20/2013 1:09 PM
NewsDennis Seidenberg joined his teammates for Monday's practice for the first time since he suffered a lower-body injury in Game 7 against Toronto.
ImpactHe will travel with the Bruins when their semifinal series shifts to New York for Game 3 on Tuesday night. However, it hasn't been decided yet when he will be able to return to game action.
Dennis Seidenberg, Wade Redden out | 05/19/2013 1:59 PM
NewsThe Boston Bruins will be without defensemen Dennis Seidenberg and Wade Redden during Sunday's Game 2 against the New York Rangers.
Joe Haggerty on Twitter
ImpactSeidenberg was ruled out by Saturday, but Redden seemed like he had a chance to return. We'll see if either player can make it for Game 3 on Tuesday.
D. Seidenberg is doubtful for Sunday's game | 05/18/2013 6:28 PM
NewsDennis Seidenberg's (lower body) probably won't return on Sunday.
ImpactSeidenberg was on the ice prior to the Bruins' practice on Saturday. "I don't know the situation with him, with Seidenberg obviously doing better," Bruins coach Claude Julien said. "I don't anticipate him being ready for [Sunday], but with the injury he's got, you never know."
Dennis Seidenberg is questionable for Game 2 | 05/17/2013 1:42 PM
NewsDennis Seidenberg (lower body) participated in an off-ice workout on Friday.
ImpactThe Boston Bruins didn't hold a team practice on Friday. Seidenberg missed Game 1 of the second round due to the ailment, but he might return on Sunday.
Dennis Seidenberg probably won't play in Gm 1 | 05/16/2013 1:44 PM
NewsDennis Seidenberg (lower body) probably won't play Thursday night in Game 1.
CSN New England
ImpactHe didn't participate in the morning skate and didn't practice on Wednesday either.
Dennis Seidenberg misses practice Wednesday | 05/15/2013 12:14 PM
NewsDennis Seidenberg (lower body) was a no-show at Wednesday's practice.
ImpactHe played just two shifts for 37 seconds of ice time in Monday's Game 7 win against Toronto. It isn't clear if he'll be available to play in Game 1 against the New York Rangers Thursday, but for now he should be considered doubtful.
Seidenberg suffers leg injury in Game 7 | 05/14/2013 8:57 AM
NewsDennis Seidenberg played only 37 seconds in Game 7 after suffering leg injury.
ImpactThe rearguard limped off following a leg-on-leg collision with the Leafs' Matt Frattin, so the team had to play most of the game with only five defensemen. It is unclear how serious the injury is; the Bruins expect to learn more Tuesday. "He wanted to (continue), but when he couldn't, it was better to take (him) out than to make it worse," Bruins coach Claude Julien said. "It wouldn't have helped us, plus, it would have made his injury probably even worse."
Dennis Seidenberg notches two points in loss | 04/28/2013 10:02 PM
NewsDennis Seidenberg registered a goal and added an assist for the Bruins in a 4-2 loss to Ottawa Sunday.
ImpactRich Peverley also picked up a power play marker in the losing effort for Boston while Milan Lucic delivered a solid all-around line with an assist and five penalty minutes.
Bruins again might've found shutdown duo | 04/26/2013 8:38 AM
NewsThe Bruins again might be reuniting Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg in the postseason.
ImpactThe two were back together again against the Lightning, keeping the Teddy Purcell-Steven Stamikos-Martin St. Louis line pointless. The shutdown duo has been together the past two postseasons, but it's only been together for brief stretches this season. Against a top-heavy first line, the pair could be used again in the playoffs. You could see that we feel comfortable with each other," said Seidenberg. "We keep it simple. We talk to each other. We communicate well out there. It resulted in us shutting them down, for the most part.
Seidenberg, Ference score in losing effort | 03/23/2013 10:10 PM
NewsDennis Seidenberg scored his second goal of the season in a 3-2 loss Saturday.
ImpactSeidenberg has now found the back of the net in back-to-back contests. Andrew Ference scored with just 1:16 minutes remaining in regulation time, but it proved to be too little, too late. Brad Marchand, David Krejci, and Rich Peverley each registered an assist in the losing effort.
Dennis Seidenberg scores winner vs. Ottawa | 03/22/2013 1:15 AM
NewsDennis Seidenberg was the unlikely hero for the Bruins in a 2-1 win over Ottawa Thursday night.
ImpactSeidenberg's first goal of the season broke a 1-1 tie in the third period and went on to stand as the eventual game-winner. Daniel Paille also notched his sixth of the season in the victory.
Seidenberg unlikely to stay on top PP unit | 03/11/2013 9:17 AM
NewsDennis Seidenberg has been working on Boston's top power-play unit lately, but it's a move that coach Claude Julien doesn't expect to last.
ImpactJulien thinks Seidenberg's shooting has been inconsistent this season. Julien also doesn't want to be burned once a man advantage situation is over and he can't get Zdeno Chara or Seidenberg out on the ice against the opposition's top line. Seidenberg has no goals, six assists and just 29 shots in 20 games.
Seidenberg helps rally B's in SO loss Tues. | 02/13/2013 10:34 AM
NewsDennis Seidenberg contributed two assists in Boston's comeback that fell just short against the New York Rangers Tuesday night.
ImpactThe Bruins rallied from a 3-0 deficit in the third period before losing in the shootout. Seidenberg had four shots and a plus-2 rating as well in the contest. He replaced rookie Dougie Hamilton on Boston's top power-play unit during the third period because coach Claude Julien was impressed with his play.
Dennis Seidenberg gets a point Sunday | 02/11/2013 9:25 AM
NewsDennis Seidenberg got his first point of the season on Sunday.
ImpactSeidenberg assisted on Milan Lucic's empty-net goal. The fact that it took him eight games to get his first point is a bit of an anomaly. He's not a pure offensive defenseman, but he usually puts up a moderate amount of points by blueliner standards and that shouldn't change this season. He's a fringe defenseman in standard fantasy leagues, but if you happen to use hits and blocked shots as categories, then Seidenberg is one of the most well-rounded defensemen in the league.
Dennis Seidenberg returned from injury Friday | 01/28/2013 10:46 AM
NewsDennis Seidenberg said it took him "a little bit to get [his] feet underneath [him]" after he returned to the lineup from a lower-body injury last Friday.
ImpactHe missed two games with the ailment. The Bruins eased him back in with 18:14 of ice time, but he should return to his usual 20-plus minute pace in Monday's match versus Carolina.
| 01/26/2013 3:05 AM
NewsDennis Seidenberg returned to action on Friday January 25.
Seidenberg is a game-time decision Friday | 01/25/2013 1:56 PM
NewsDennis Seidenberg (lower body) is a game-time decision Friday, according to Bruins coach Claude Julien.
ImpactSeidenberg's odds of returning appear to be over 50%. If he does play, he'll probably be paired up with Dougie Hamilton.
Seidenberg day-to-day, could play Friday | 01/25/2013 7:45 AM
NewsThe Bruins didn't skate on Thursday, but if they did then coach Claude Julien said defenseman Dennis Seidenberg (lower body) would've practiced with the team.
Impact"He's been a day-to-day situation and that hasn't changed," Julien said. Seidenberg worked out off the ice instead Thursday and said he felt good. He added that he'll see how feels following the morning skate to assess if he's ready to return for Friday's match versus the New York Islanders.
Dennis Seidenberg sits out again Wednesday | 01/24/2013 10:15 AM
NewsDennis Seidenberg did not make his return to the lineup on Wednesday from a lower-body injury.
ImpactHe was listed as a game-time decision after skating on Tuesday and Wednesday at practice, but the Bruins decided to keep Aaron Johnson in the lineup instead. Consider Seidenberg day-to-day for the time being.
Dennis Seidenberg a game-time decision | 01/23/2013 2:14 PM
NewsDennis Seidenberg (lower body) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's match against the New York Rangers.
Joe Haggerty on Twitter
ImpactHe took part in the team's optional morning skate and practiced on Tuesday after missing Monday's match with a lower-body injury.
Dennis Seidenberg practices, still day-to-day | 01/22/2013 3:53 PM
NewsDennis Seidenberg (lower body) practiced Tuesday but remains questionable for Wednesday's game against the New York Rangers.
ImpactSeidenberg was a full participant Tuesday, but coach Claude Julien said the Bruins won't make a determination on his status until the morning skate Wednesday. Check back then for official confirmation on Seidenberg's status against New York.
Dennis Seidenberg should be back Wednesday | 01/22/2013 9:44 AM
NewsCoach Claude Julien is hopeful Dennis Seidenberg will practice Tuesday and play against the Rangers on Wednesday after he sat out Monday's contest with a lower-body ailment.
Impact"Very, very hopeful he'll be in next game," Julien said. "This is a situation where early in the season, you want to sacrifice one game so that it won't become a two-week situation. We're just getting going here. It's such a condensed schedule that if you take those chances, you'll make it worse than better." Seidenberg played a team-high 23:59 of ice time in Saturday's season opener versus the Rangers.
Dennis Seidenberg out Monday with LBI | 01/21/2013 2:20 PM
NewsDennis Seidenberg is not in the Boston lineup against Winnipeg because of a lower-body injury.
CSN New England
ImpactHe practiced fully on Sunday so there wasn't an indication prior to the game that he would not be able to go. Aaron Johnson has replaced him on the Bruins' defense corps. Seidenberg is being listed as day-to-day.
D. Seidenberg returns to the fold in Boston | 01/09/2013 11:25 AM
NewsDennis Seidenberg joined some Boston teammates on the ice Tuesday after returning from Germany.
ImpactHe picked up 18 assists, 20 points and a plus-15 rating in 26 contests with Adler Mannheim of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. "I haven't been home for seven years," said Seidenberg who got the chance to play with his younger brother Yannic. "I was able to enjoy hanging out with people I hadn't hung out with in a long time. Just getting to play for the team I used to start with was a good time."
|Ger Jr.||Total||Ger Jr.||61||15||36||51||-||48||-||-||-||-||-||0.84|
|Goals||1||4 times-last:vs. Ott||last:Apr 28||1|
|Assists||3||vs. Car||Apr 8||2|
|Points||3||vs. Car||Apr 8||2|
|Penalty Minutes||2||5 times-last:at NJ||last:Apr 10||5|
|Plus/Minus||4||vs. Car||Apr 8||4|
|Power Play Goals||0||46 times-last:vs. Ott||last:Apr 28||0|
|Power Play Points||1||2 times-last:vs. Ott||last:Apr 28||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||46 times-last:vs. Ott||last:Apr 28||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||46 times-last:vs. Ott||last:Apr 28||1|
|Shots||5||3 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Apr 11||6|
|Points||32||2 times-last: 2010-11 (Bos)|
|Penalty Minutes||41||2010-11 (Bos)|
|Power Play Goals||2||3 times-last: 2009-10 (Fla/Bos)|
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