The Bruins lead the Atlantic Division by 4 points. The trade deadline is more than three months away. The Providence-to-Boston shuttle is filling in the holes that riddle the varsity lineup.
Time and depth are on the Bruins’ side. They are in no rush to make a deal.
But at least one will be coming.
The Bruins, internally and via the trade market, will not find a replacement for Dennis Seidenberg. The No. 2 defenseman, ruled out for the year Saturday because of a demolished right knee (torn ACL and MCL), touches the game in every situation.
It is management’s imperative to acquire a veteran defenseman who can provide at least some of Seidenberg’s qualities. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.