Neither Wade Redden (undisclosed injury) nor Dennis Seidenberg (lower body) was on the ice for the Bruins' pregame skate Tuesday night, and it appears coach Claude Julien will go with the same, young lineup for Game 3 against the Rangers.
Seidenberg suffered a lower-body injury during his first shift of Game 7 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. He attempted another shift but lasted only six seconds on the ice. He remained on the bench for the first and second periods, taking an occasional twirl during TV timeouts, but finally decided to shut it down during the second intermission of that game after the pain would not subside.
While Seidenberg and fellow defensemen Redden and Andrew Ference (lower body) have been sidelined with injuries, rookies Matt Bartkowski, Torey Krug and Dougie Hamilton have played well in the veterans’ absence.