Boston Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg has been off the ice since last December when he tore his ACL. He finally rejoins teammates during practice this week, an excellent sign of his recovery after receiving surgery in early January.
Despite wearing a no-contact jersey, Seidenberg made an appearance at his first full team practice earlier this week. The trend has continued and he has been able to maintain the practice schedule.
Teammate Patrick Bergeron was excited to see him back in action:
“It’s great to see. It gives you a little emotional lift to see your teammates battling like he’s been battling just to be better. Obviously, he’s been doing it for a while and it’s nice to see him back out there. I don’t know what the timeline is there, but it’s just nice to see him with us. He’s definitely a guy who is a tremendous hard worker and it pays off when you see him doing stuff like he’s been doing in his career but also coming back so fast from that injury, it’s pretty amazing.’’
No date has been given as to when he can return to full contact let alone play a game. A torn ACL is a critical injury and rushing the healing process could result in permanent damage. It’s safe to say he won’t see any ice time during the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs when the Boston Bruins face off against the Montreal Canadiens.