TORONTO -- The Bruins lost the services of slick defenseman Dennis Seidenberg early in the first period of their 2-1 overtime win last night over the Leafs when his left wrist was sliced by one of Nikolai Kulemin's skate blades.
Seidenberg, who sustained the cut with 9:38 gone in the first period, spent the rest of the game at a local hospital, getting the wound stitched up and undergoing tests for possible damage to tendons and ligaments.
According to coach Claude Julien, Seidenberg received a relatively clean bill of health--save for the stitches--and later was on the the team flight to Washington, where Monday night the Bruins will face the Caps.
Seidenberg, said Julien, did not suffer any underlying structural damage to the wrist or hand and should be able to play against the Caps.
''He was bleeding profusely,'' noted Leafs coach Ron Wilson. ''He had a bad slice.''