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Seidenberg to miss start of camp with upper-body injury

Boston Bruins v Tampa Bay Lightning

Boston Bruins v Tampa Bay Lightning

Scott Audette

As if there wasn’t enough questions surrounding the Boston Bruins’ defense, they already have a blueliner on the sidelines.

Dennis Seidenberg suffered an upper-body injury while training and won’t participate in at least the first few days of the Bruins’ training camp as a result. If that’s the extent of his time missed then it’s not really a setback for Boston, but he’ll still need to be reevaluated in the near future and for now Bruins GM Don Sweeney can’t predict if this will be a serious problem or not.

“The only issue we have right now is that Dennis Seidenberg will likely not skate for the next few days,” Sweeney told CSN New England. “He reported to our trainers on Monday with an upper body injury from training. The doctors have chosen to take a conservative approach, and evaluate him day-to-day.”

On a more positive note for the Bruins, Seidenberg is the only one of the team’s 60 training camp players that won’t be able to participate in the team’s opening skates.

At the end of the day, this might prove to be minor, but anything related to Seidenberg is noteworthy given how much the team is likely to lean on him due to Dougie Hamilton’s departure and Zdeno Chara’s age (38).

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