Dennis Seidenberg is out again for the Bruins. (Len Redkoles/Getty Images)
Boston Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg will likely miss Game 3 on the road against the New York Rangers on Monday night. If he's out, it will be his third consecutive game that he has missed these playoffs.
Bruins head coach Claude Julien said Tuesday he doubts Seidenberg will play, and if he does, it will be as much a surprise to him as anyone, according to a report from CSNNE:
"I don’t think [Seidenberg] will be out for the warm-up tonight. If he plays, I’ll be as surprised as anybody else. It doesn’t look like he’ll be able to play just yet."
Seidenberg hasn't played since suffering a lower body injury in the pivotal Game 7 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round. The extent of his injury is unknown as the team remains mum on exactly what he injured.
Multiple reports indicate that Seidenberg is skating again and traveled with the team, so while he shouldn't be completley ruled out for Tuesday night, Seidenberg will likely be in better shape to play Thursday when the Bruins faceoff against the Rangers in Game 4 at Madison Square Garden.
The Bruins currently lead the series 2-0.
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