Zdeno Chara will get the night off on Thursday when Boston visit Ottawa.
He remained behind, with fellow healthy Bruins Patrice Bergeron and Tim Thomas, when the team traveled and will get a rest day prior to playing in the regular-season finale on Saturday versus Buffalo. "Obviously I want to play, that's what you want to do," said Chara "I enjoy playing in every game, I don't want to miss any, but at the same time, you have to respect the decisions the coaches are making, for good reasons. It's just this one [game] and I'll be back for the last game at home." Chara has been sensational this season, with 12 goals, 52 points and a plus-33 rating. The workhorse defender has also chipped in 165 hits, 221 shots and 84 penalty minutes to cement himself as one of the most versatile blueliners in fantasy hockey.
Wed, Apr 4, 2012 03:12:00 PM