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Dennis Seidenberg Signs Four-Year Extension With Bruins

Another day, another Bruins player signed to a contract extension.

Early on Saturday, Boston announced that it had agreed to a four-year extension with Dennis Seidenberg, a 28-year old originally from Schwenningen, Germany. The move was made public by General Manager Peter Chiarelli.

The 2009-10 season was Seidenberg's first with the Bruins after he was traded from the Panthers in a Mar. 3 deadline deal (he came over with Matt Bartkowski in exchange for Craig Weller, Byron Bitz and a 2010 second round pick).

Seidenberg appeared in just 17 games for the B's this year, and recorded a pair of goals with seven assists. He was unavailable in the playoffs for Boston after suffering a lacerated tendon in his forearm during a game on April 3.

SB Nation's Bruins blog, Stanley Cup of Chowder, provides details that Boston did indeed check out Seidenberg's injury prior to the extension.

Peter Chiarelli and the Bruins front office wanted to ensure that there were no long-term effects from the severed forearm tendon that he suffered late in the season. It appears that the wrist checked out and should not be an issue for the German blueliner.

"So we finished the deal yesterday. We had to get the signoff on his wrist. We flew Dennis from Florida up to Boston and we had the wrist examined and everything was good so we consummated a new deal," said Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli. 

Seidenberg's deal comes the day after the Bruins inked Shawn Thornton to a two-year extension.