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Seidenberg aching to get back on ice

Posted by Staff  May 8, 2010 02:49 PM

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It was just 12 hours after the Bruins dropped an overtime loss to the Flyers in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series, and back at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington it was pretty quiet.

Defenseman Dennis Seidenberg was the only Bruin on the ice, going through a workout with trainer John Whitesides.

It was the first skate for Seidenberg since the 28-year-old defenseman tore the tendon in his left forearm April 3 in a game against Toronto. Seidenberg, who needed surgery to repair the damage, has missed 14 games and he’s aching to get back in the game.

“It’s been tough the whole time I’ve been watching -- four weeks,’’ he said. “I hate it. I‘d definitely like to play.’’

Seidenberg said his wrist feels good and he is healing on schedule -- though no schedule is fast enough for the frustrated defenseman. “I can’t really tell, I’m just using my right hand,’’ he said. “I can’t stretch the tendon.’’

Seidenberg said he expects to have his next medical evaluation Monday.

The Bruins lead the best-of-seven series three games to one, and though they lost the chance to sweep in Philadelphia, the battered crew gets two days to rest before Game 5 Monday night at TD Garden and a chance to win the series in front of the home crowd.

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