The Bruins return to the ice this fall will mark the return of veteran defenseman Dennis Seidenberg, who, as we all painfully remember, missed the majority of the season with a torn ACL/MCL in his right knee. Seidenberg, who was just on the brink of return when the Bruins lost Game 7, will now have the entire off-season to bring his game to a whole new level.
After being taken away from the game with such a severe injury, Seidenberg is determined to come back on a better note than when he left, when that time comes this fall.
“I’ll be better. I’m confident I’ll be just as [good], hopefully better than before,” he said when asked about next season. “I mean I feel conditioning wise [the knee] is great. I’ve been doing lots of cardio over the last few months. Strength-wise it’s the same . . . pretty good. There’s still a little pain, but that’s just stuff you can deal with, and once you play you don’t think about it.”
When the start of the 2014-2015 season begins, the pain in Seidenberg's knee should be all but gone, leaving the veteran defenseman to return to his reliable game.