Bruins hold out hope for ailing defensemen

The Bruins have not ruled Dennis Seidenberg, Andrew Ference, or Wade Redden out of Sunday’s Game 2 against the New York Rangers. It’s possible that with two days off between games, one or several of the veteran defensemen could return.

“A little early to say,” coach Claude Julien said. “It is two days. And two days in the playoffs makes a big difference as far as getting guys back. There is a possibility. That much I can say.

“Whether it will or not, too early to say right now.”


Seidenberg went through an off-ice workout Friday and was not walking with any limitations. He was injured on his first shift of Game 7 against Toronto.

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Neither Ference nor Redden was seen Friday.

The Bruins did not practice Friday. They will practice Saturday at TD Garden in preparation for Game 2.