BOSTON -- Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg, who is lost for the season after suffering a lacerated tendon in his forearm, said Thursday morning he was disappointed about the way his season ended.
“It's disappointing not being able to play anymore this year,” said Seidenberg, who took a skate blade to the wrist last Saturday and had to have it surgically repaired.
Seidenberg, who joined the Bruins at the trading deadline after being dealt from Carolina, attempted to practice with the team on Tuesday, but the pain was so bad he was sent to Newton-Wellesley Hospital to be examined.
“I went there knowing something was wrong because it was really painful,” he said. “I was going there expecting something to be wrong but not for a tendon to be torn. It was a little bit surprising and to have surgery was even more surprising. It was disappointing and tough to hear.”
A doctor told him he was lucky the skate didn’t hit a nerve or artery. He’ll be out for eight weeks and will have a case on for four weeks before he can begin his rehab.
“I'm happy that it wasn't any worse, but sad I’m out the rest of the year,” he said.
The 28-year-old Seidenberg will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season and has said he would like to be back with the Bruins.