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Bruins feel Dennis Seidenberg’s absence in 5-3 loss

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Dennis Seidenberg watched Tuesday’s 5-3 loss to the Islanders, just like he will be an observer for the rest of 2013-14. Neither Seidenberg nor the Bruins prefer him in his navy suit instead of his Black-and-Gold uniform.

It may be coincidence that the Bruins lost the two games in which Seidenberg’s wrecked right knee has kept him sidelined. The two-game sample size is small, much like the Islanders’ margin of victory – three weird bounces led to three goals – in Tuesday’s setback at TD Garden.

But the results so far do not indicate a smooth ride for the Seidenberg-less Bruins.

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