The Bruins are buying out Seidenberg's contract, the Boston Globe reports. Seidenberg logged one goal and 11 assists in 61 games for the Bruins last season. Buying out the 34-year-old blueliner's contract will save the team about $4.6 million in salary cap space over the next two years, but the team will still be on the hook for a cap charge of $1.16 million for the next four seasons. While Seidenberg has appeared to lose a step since suffering a severe knee injury in 2013-14, his experience and sturdy play will be missed by the B's back line. Still, the move gives the team some added financial flexibility to pursue reinforcements in free agency.
Seidenberg (adductor strain) finished the 2015-16 season with one goal and 12 points in 61 games for the Bruins. While an adductor strain caused Seidenberg to miss the Bruins' last five games, as of Saturday, he was a few days away from playing, so it's not an issue that will affect him next season. Seidenberg, who turns 35 in July, remains a rugged defender for the B's, but injuries have impacted his last couple of seasons with the team and his $4 million cap hit for the next two seasons makes his contract one the Bruins could try to move this offseason.
Seidenberg (undisclosed) will be out of the lineup against Ottawa on Saturday. Seidenberg continues to be day-to-day but will now miss his fifth consecutive contest. Boston will want to get the gritty defenseman back as soon as possible, however with just 12 points and 24 PIM on the season, fantasy owners will be less concerned about him being available for their daily lineups.
Seidenberg (undisclosed) was not present for Friday morning's optional practice, WEEI.com reports. Seidenberg looks iffy, at best, for Saturday's regular season finale against Ottawa, with Colin Miller on track to remain in the team's blue line mix for the contest as a result.
Seidenberg (lower body) won't play Thursday against the Red Wings. With Seidenberg still sidelined, look for Colin Miller to draw into the Bruins' lineup for the second straight game Thursday.
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