Dennis Seidenberg out for tonight’s Ottawa game.


Dec 21, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg (44) skates in the defensive zone during the first period against the Buffalo Sabres at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The month of December isn’t quite over yet, and the injury bug that has been plaguing Boston throughout the month isn’t quite finished with the Bruins just yet. The Bruins announced this morning that Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg will not be traveling to Ottawa to finish the home-and-home set against the Senators. For those of you who missed it, the Boston Bruins led by the scoring of Reilly Smith pulled out a four goal third period to handily defeat the Ottawa Senators 5-0. Here is the word from Bruins head coach Claude Julien:

“He’s being evaluated right now, and I was told he’s not coming on the trip with us.”

Seidenberg became tangled up behind the Boston net with the Senators’ Cory Conacher late in the third period.  Seidenberg remained on the ice after the contact, but he had was holding his right knee. He was able to skate off on his own and head to the dressing room. Seids had lost four games in November with a lower body injury, and we’re hoping it’s not serious.

With Dougie Hamilton out along with Seidenberg, one has to wonder who will get a call up from the Providence squad. The Bruins have been very fortunate that the play styles between both squads mesh so well together. If it’s short term we can expect to see Massachusetts native David Warsofsky back in the Black and Gold. Hopefully the injury isn’t long term. If that is the case then the Bruins will likely call up Kevan Miller. The Bruins already have a tough call on their hands as Ryan Spooner has passed the ten game waiver mark, and the last thing they need is another hard call on who will remain in the big show.