Seidenberg earns extension with Boston

The Associated PressJune 6, 2010 

The Boston Bruins have signed defenseman Dennis Seidenberg to a four-year contract extension.

General manager Peter Chiarelli announced the move on Saturday.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Seidenberg, a former Carolina Hurricane, has played in 374 regular-season games and has 18 goals, 98 assists in seven NHL seasons.

Seidenberg was traded from Florida to Boston with Matt Bartkowski at the trade deadline. He played 17 games for the Bruins and had two goals and seven assists.

Seidenberg missed the final four games of the regular season and the playoffs after suffering a lacerated tendon in his forearm on April 3. He had surgery three days later to fix the injury.

Wild's Bouchard still ailing: Pierre-Marc Bouchard's future remains as unclear today as it did two months ago, and throughout his lost season.

The Wild playmaker said Friday that although he feels progression, he's still "not really exercising" and continues to feel effects of post-concussion syndrome.

"I'm not 100 percent," said Bouchard, the Wild's third-leading all-time scorer, but one limited to only the season opener last season. "I'm still missing a little something. I still don't feel normal - like I used to."

On Monday, Bouchard is scheduled to go to Boston University to be examined by Dr. Robert Cantu, a concussion specialist who has treated numerous professional athletes, including NHLers Marc Savard, Patrice Bergeron and the Wild's Brent Burns.

"I think on Monday I'll have a good indication, a good idea of where I'm at," Bouchard said. "I'll do some testing and see if I can start exercising."

But Bouchard said in between "good times," he still feels "a pressure in my head. It's frustrating. It's been a long time (since I've felt normal)."

Bouchard, 26, originally suffered a concussion during a game against the Islanders almost 15 months ago.

He played in last season's opener at Columbus, but it was determined afterward that the flulike symptoms he complained about much of training camp were actually symptoms of a concussion.

He has barely exercised since. He has been examined by several doctors and has sought alternative treatments.

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