BOSTON (CBS) – While the Boston Bruins will have to play without defenseman Adam McQuaid this weekend, they may be getting another important blue-liner back.

Dennis Seidenberg is day-to-day with an infected cut over his left knee, but said he felt “normal” and is optimistic about seeing the ice when the Bruins play a pair of games in New York this weekend.

“It could be (Saturday) depending on how the scar looks, and what they feel like is right,” the defenseman told reporters in the Bruins locker room on Friday. “Or it could be Sunday. No date is set.”

Seidenberg On Infection: 

“It’s coaches decision in the end,” he added.

Seidenberg suffered the cut above his left knee after running into Bruins’ goaltender Tim Thomas Saturday night in Los Angeles. He was stitched up, and played in the next two games before he noticed redness around the scar. Doctors felt it was best to treat it right away, sidelining him for Thursday night’s 3-2 shootout loss to the Capitals.

Now on antibiotics, Seidenberg says he is feeling better and wants to get back as quickly as possible. But after teammate Mark Stuart missed most of the 2009-10 season with an infection in his hand, he is ok with the cautious approach.

“He (Stuart) had to walk around with a nurse for a couple of months because he had to keep up with his antibiotics and the IVs he had to carry with him,” recalled Seidenberg. “That’s why they took care of it in an early stage, to prevent it.”

The cut itself wasn’t painful, and brought up memories of a similar injury Seidenberg suffered last season.

“It’s probably six inches. It’s exactly the same cut – I don’t know if you remember last year – I got cut on my right leg by Timmy. This year it’s my left knee.”

So given last year’s results, could these gashes on his legs be good luck charms?

“I hope so. If it ends like last year, then yes, it’s a lot of good luck,” joked Seidenberg.

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