WILMINGTON – The second it happened, Dennis Seidenberg knew it felt different. He had suffered MCL injuries before, but nothing quite like this. He felt a click.
There were less than five minutes to go in Friday night’s game against Ottawa, and Seidenberg limped off the ice.
“I was following the play, but I heard it,” goalie Tuukka Rask said. “He got hurt and I heard that, then I turned around and asked if he was OK.”
The defenseman tested the knee out in the locker room with the trainers, getting a sense of what the injury might be. But he didn’t really know until the next day and the MRI.
He had suffered a torn ACL/MCL in his right knee. Recovery time is 6-8 months. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.