Dec 23, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg (44) handles the puck against the Nashville Predators during the third period at Bridgestone Arena. The Bruins beat the Predators 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

Bruins' Dennis Seidenberg out for rest of season

It has been announced by the Boston Bruins on Friday, that defenseman Dennis Seidenberg will miss the remainder of the season due to a torn ACL/MCL. Seidenberg’s recovery time is expected to be anywhere between six and eight months.

According to the Bruins’ press release, they are prepared for the coming weeks without Seidenberg.

Chiarelli also announced that the team has recalled defenseman Zach Trotman from Providence on an emergency basis.

Trotman has skated in 22 games for Providence this season, tallying one goal and six assists with a plus-11 rating

In total, 23-year-old blueliner has appeared in 70 AHL games since joining the P-Bruins in the 2011-12 season, amassing four goals and 22 assists. Trotman also skated in four playoff games with the Providence Bruins during the 2012-13 AHL postseason.

Prior to joining Providence, Trotman played three seasons at Lake Superior State University (2009-12) where he racked up 19 goals and 20 assists in 114 games.

This marks Trotman’s first NHL recall.

It’s an unfortunate loss for the Bruins, who have been plagued by injuries all season.

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