Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 3/29/12

WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 7: Dennis Seidenberg #4 of the Florida Panthers controls the puck against the Washington Capitals during an NHL hockey game on November 7, 2009 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. The Capitals won 7-4. (Photo by Ned Dishman/Getty Images)
BOSTON -- The Bruins can clinch a playoff spot Thursday against Washington, but they'll have to do it without one of their top defensemen. Dennis Seidenberg, whose reunion with Zdeno Chara on the top pairing has helped turn things around for the Bruins, did not participate in the morning skate and will miss his first game of the season with a leg infection from a cut suffered in Saturday’s 4-2 win over the Kings in Los Angeles. "In L.A. he suffered a cut on his leg," Bruins coach Claude Julien said. "They stitched it up and everything was good, but...
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