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Zdeno Chara | Defenseman | #33

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (38) / 3/18/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 250
Drafted: 1996 / Rd. 3 (56) / NYI
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Zdeno Chara scored his seventh goal of the season in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to Anaheim.
The big defender picked up three points in two games going into the All-Star break. Chara has 27 points in 47 matches. Jan 27 - 9:22 AM

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Boston defenseman Zdeno Chara contributed two assists in the Bruins' 3-2 victory over the Flyers in Philadelphia Monday night.

Chara collected his 19th assist of the season on Brad Marchand's power-play goal at 5:04 of the first period and his 20th assist of the season on Brett Connolly's seventh -- and game-winning -- goal at 18:06 of the third period. Marchand's goal was his 20th of the season. Patrice Bergeron also scored for Boston on a power play at 5:04 of the first period. Bergeron now has five goals on the season. Marchand and Bergeron have combined to score nine of the Bruins' 15 goals in their past five games.
Jan 25 - 11:03 PM

Zdeno Chara had an assist in a 2-1 overtime loss on Saturday.

With that Chara has surpassed his 2014-15 point total by recording his 21st point in 38 games. After he was limited to 20 points last season it looked like Chara's days of being a major figure in fantasy circles were behind him, but the 38-year-old has certainly managed to defy expectations.
Jan 10 - 9:24 AM

Zdeno Chara logged 26:18 minutes of ice time on Saturday.

Chara had to help fill the void created by Torey Krug leaving the game in the first period due to an undisclosed injury. That being said, those 26:18 minutes weren't actually a big deviation from the norm for Chara as he's been averaging 24:21 minutes per game this season. That puts him in a tie for 20th place in the league and is very impressive given that he's 38 years old. He also recorded his 14th assist and 19th point of the season on Saturday.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 09:28:00 AM

Zdeno Chara is now the proud owner of his fourth point streak of the season.

With a goal and an assist, he now has five goals and 14 points through 22 games this season. Chara has had an inconsistent season thus far, but in terms of totals he's well on his way to his best totals since 2011-12 when he 12 goals and 52 points.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 12:59:00 AM

Zdeno Chara tallied a goal in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Oilers on Wednesday.

The hulking blueliner added six shots in 26:07 of ice time. Chara has four goals and eight assists in 21 games. Torey Krug scored the other goal for the Bruins who had trouble putting the puck past Oilers' goalie Ander Nilsson in a game where they had a number of good chances.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 12:53:00 AM

Zdeno Chara scored for the Bruins in their 2-0 win against the Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

His third goal of the year is considered the game-winner in this one. Chara scored with less four minutes remaining in the game. He has 11 points on the year, so he’s clearly not done with being an impact player. Brad Marchand picked up the empty-net goal. Torey Krug had six shots on net.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 10:46:00 PM

Zdeno Chara is looking for the Bruins to build on their strong showing against Minnesota on Thursday after failing to take that next step under similar circumstances lately.

Boston hasn't won back-to-back games since October. "That’s going to be a big challenge again for us," Chara said. "Are we going to be able to respond after good games like we hadn’t before? My mind is already past [the Minnesota game], and I’m already thinking about the next game. We are at square one. We know that we’ve been in these kinds of situations a number of times. I know it’s close to game 20, but we’ve got to figure out. We can’t be obviously playing good games like we did [against the Wild] and then going backwards again. I think that we all are already thinking about next game, how we’re going to be playing, what we need to do." The Bruins will be up against Toronto next, which is a team that's been doing well recently.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 10:19:00 AM

Zdeno Chara scored his second goal of the season Thursday night.

He got the opening goal of the contest just 1:12 after puck drop and Ryan Spooner gave the Bruins a 2-0 lead, but the Avalanche came back to record a 3-2 victory. Chara didn't have a point in his previous four games, but he has eight points in 13 appearances this year.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 08:05:00 AM

Zdeno Chara saw 21:27 of ice time in his season debut Monday.

"He was good," coach Claude Julien said. "He made the game look simple because he made it look easy for a guy that hadn't played much this year, maybe a minute and a half in the preseason. He made things look easy because he kept his game simple and he made the right decisions. I was pleasantly surprised at his first game." Chara posted three shots and a minus-2 rating in Boston's 6-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. He had a team-high 4:10 on the penalty kill, but logged just 40 seconds on the power play.
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 07:15:00 AM

Zdeno Chara (upper body) will suit up Monday afternoon against Tampa Bay.

He missed the first two games of the season with an upper-body injury and the Bruins lost both of those matches. The team's defense corps has been struggling, so getting Chara back should help a bit.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 12:13:00 PM

Zdeno Chara is considered questionable for Monday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Chara was 'doubtful' for yesterday's game against Montreal so the fact that he's not 'questionable' is an upgrade. The 38-year-old was injured during the preseason and has yet to skate in a regular season game. The Bruins take on the Lightning at 1:00 pm Eastern on Monday.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 12:56:00 PM

Zdeno Chara, Zach Trotman, Tyler Randell, and Joonas Kemppainen are out for the Bruins Saturday night against the Canadiens.

Colin Miller is making his NHL debut tonight in replacement of Zach Trotman. Trotman struggled against the Jets, so it isn't surprising to see Claude Julien make the change. Chara still doesn't appear fit enough to play, the Bruins are hoping their captain will return soon.
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 07:07:00 PM

Zdeno Chara is doubtful for Saturday's game against the Montreal Canadiens.

The veteran defenseman was placed on injured reserve and wasn't healthy enough to suit in Thursday's season opening loss to Winnipeg. After allowing six goals in that game, it's obvious that the Bruins need their captain back as soon as possible.
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 11:19:00 AM

Zdeno Chara (upper body) will not participate in Thursday's season opener.

Chara has been dealing with this injury since Sept. 24. He's making progress though and might make his season debut as early as Saturday.
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 01:35:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Krejci
2Patrice Bergeron
3Ryan Spooner
4Chris Kelly
LW1Brad Marchand
2Loui Eriksson
3Matt Beleskey
4Zac Rinaldo
5Maxime Talbot
RW1Brett Connolly
2Jimmy Hayes
3David Pastrnak
4Landon Ferraro
5Tyler Randell
D1Zdeno Chara
2Torey Krug
3Dennis Seidenberg
4Adam McQuaid
5Zach Trotman
6Colin Miller
7Kevan Miller
8Joe Morrow
G1Tuukka Rask
2Jonas Gustavsson