Boston Bruins defeneman Dennis Seidenberg suffered a season-ending knee injury back Dec. 27 and it’s been close to a month now since he underwent surgery to repair torn MCL and ACL ligaments in his right knee.
Seidenberg underwent the surgery on Jan. 7 and now spends his days rehabbing along side his teammates at Ristuccia Arena while they go through their daily practice routines.
Seidenberg spoke about his rehab on Tuesday saying, “It’s been going well so far.” The German blue-liner added, “It’s a positive when you get up and you can stand on your leg and see that it feels better, so it’s good.”
Rehabbing from a serious knee injury is a lenghty process. He’s taking it one day at a time and is seeing positive progess each day. Obviously Seidenberg is not partaking in high-intensity activity, yet sticking to the basics for the time being.
At first it seemed as if the Bruins weren’t going to be able to compensate for the loss of Seidenberg. Boston fell into a slump but has since turned things around. Kevan Miller, Matt Bartkowski and Dougie Hamilton have all upped their games in recent weeks and it’s filled Seidenberg’s void nicely.
Many speculated the Bruins would even go out and trade for a replacement along the blueline. Although those talks have died down a bit as the Bruins have been playing some fantastic hockey of late. They have won five of their six games.
It was unfortunate Seidenberg fell to injury given his phyiscality, veteran leadership and playoff experience. He had totaled one goal, nine assists and had a +11 rating prior to blowing out his knee.