BOSTON (CBS) – The Boston Bruins will be without defensemen Dennis Seidenberg and Adam McQuaid Thursday night when they host the St. Louis Blues at the TD Garden.
Bruins head coach Claude Julien announced both players would sit out tonight’s game following the team’s morning skate, and while he said McQuaid could return this weekend, Seidenberg will likely be out for a week.
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Julien estimated Seidenberg would need roughly seven days to recover from a lower body injury he suffered in Tuesday night’s win over the New York Rangers (though it could take less). Seidenberg played just one shift in New York before leaving for the rest of the game.
McQuaid has missed the last five games with a right leg injury. He has been skating on his own while recovering, and could return this weekend when the Bruins host the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday.
With both Seidenberg and McQuaid out, rookie Kevan Miller will make his NHL debut on Thursday. The Bruins recalled Miller, an undrafted free agent who has spent the last three seasons with Providence, on an emergency basis on Wednesday.
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