BOSTON (CBS) – The last time the Boston Bruins met the New York Rangers, Dennis Seidenberg was only on the ice for one shift before leaving with a lower-body injury.

After missing the last four games, the Bruins defenseman returned to action against those very same Rangers, with Boston once again coming out on top, 3-2, on Friday.

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“It’s good to be back,” he said with a smile in the Boston locker room after the win. “It’s nice to be healthy and be able to skate, rather than watching.”

Seidenberg, who was paired with Dougie Hamilton on Boston’s blue-line, said he didn’t feel any rust in his team-leading 24:43 minutes on the ice.

“I felt pretty confident out there, pretty solid,” he said. “That’s what you want; to make sure you’re 100-percent when you come back and that was the case.”

Seidenberg was a minus-1 on Friday, and is now tied for second on the team with a plus-9 rating in 22 games. He took one shot and blocked another, finishing with one hit and one takeaway against the New York.

With Seidenberg back, the Bruins had their full compliment of defensemen for the first time in the 10 games.



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