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Zdeno Chara | Defenseman | #33

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (39) / 3/18/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 250
Drafted: 1996 / Rd. 3 (56) / NYI
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Zdeno Chara scored his first goal in 13 games during Saturday's 6-3 win over the Flyers.
Chara now has 11 points on the season. He'll never win the Norris Trophy again, but much respect is in order for what he can still do on the ice. Jan 14 - 5:29 PM

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Zdeno Chara picked up his ninth point of the season during Saturday's 3-1 win over the Sabres.

Chara is now up to seven helpers as well. Chara hasn't failed to hit double-digits in both assists and points since 2000-01, when he was with the Islanders.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 04:09:00 PM

Zdeno Chara found the back of the net in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.

Chara scored the game's first goal at the 12:07 mark of the first period. The Bruins eventually held a 2-0 lead, but they let that slip away. This was Chara's first goal since Oct. 17 (22 games). He has two goals and five assists in 26 games. Austin Czarnkik and David Krejci also scored for the Bruins in the loss.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 09:58:00 PM

Zdeno Chara's next match will be the 1,300th of his career.

He is slated to achieve the milestone on Wednesday night at Pittsburgh. Chara hasn't picked up a point in five outings since returning from a lower-body injury. He has one goal and five helpers in 24 appearances this campaign.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 06:30:00 PM

Zdeno Chara logged 23:31 of ice time in his first game back from a lower-body ailment.

He was credited with three hits, two blocks and a minus-1 rating. "I felt pretty good for the first game back," Chara said. "It was a good game to come back. Obviously, Florida is a very good skating team, and it is always challenging to play them. But I had no issues, and it felt good to be back, and obviously it was a big win." He was reunited with rookie defender Brandon Carlo in Boston's 4-3 OT win over Florida.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 09:26:00 AM

Zdeno Chara will return to the lineup on Monday.

He ended up missing six games in all. Chara is currently skating on Boston's first pairing with Brandon Carlo. He has one goal and six assists in 19 games. The Bruins captain averages 22:41 of ice time per game.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 06:49:00 PM

Zdeno Chara (lower body) will probably return on Monday.

Chara has missed six straight games due to the injury. If Chara does play, he will probably be paired with Brandon Carlo.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 11:27:00 AM

Zdeno Chara is close to returning to the Bruins lineup, according to head coach Claude Julien.

"I think he’s getting pretty close," said Julien. "You see him in practice and things are going well for him. I think the term day-to-day is really fitting right now. To be honest with you (there are) times when (we) say day-to-day and we don’t know whether it’s two days, three days or a week. With his case, I would say day-to-day is really day-to-day." The Bruins are 2-2-1 in Chara's absence.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 10:33:00 AM

Zdeno Chara (lower body) won't travel with the Bruins to Buffalo.

Chara will consequently miss his sixth straight game. He remains day-to-day beyond that.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 01:02:00 PM

Zdeno Chara (lower body) will miss Thursday's game.

It will be Chara's fifth straight game on the sidelines. The good news is that he did skate Thursday morning.
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 12:36:00 PM

Zdeno Chara (lower body) will sit for a fourth time on Tuesday when Boston visits Philadelphia.

He hasn't been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes. "He skated, or is supposed to skate again, today back home," coach Claude Julien said. "So I don't have that news. We'll see how he progresses. We want him back as soon as possible. There's a part of it that's got to be medically cleared and the player has to feel like he's ready to go as well."
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 05:59:00 PM

Zdeno Chara (lower body) was on the ice on his own on Sunday.

It was the first time Chara skated since he was injured on Tuesday. So far he's missed three straight games during his recovery process.
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 09:40:00 AM

Zdeno Chara will not play Sunday against Tampa.

It will be the third consecutive game Chara will be sidelined due to a lower-body injury. Although Chara is considered day-to-day, he has not participated in practice since sustaining his injury on November 22nd. Leave him on reserve until further notice.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 07:47:00 AM

Zdeno Chara will not play in Friday's match against Calgary.

Thus will be the Captain's second straight game with a lower body injury. Boston will play against on Sunday against Tampa Bay and then in Philadelphia on Tuesday. He is day-to-day
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 07:06:00 PM

Zdeno Chara will not be thankful for sitting out Thursday's match against Ottawa, one of his old clubs, because of a lower-body injury.

Boston's captain didn't travel with the team after he was hurt on Tuesday, so hopefully he'll have slightly more comfortable quarters to celebrate America's Thanksgiving. The Bruins will play again on Friday against the Flames, and he's doubtful to play in that contest.
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 06:51:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Patrice Bergeron
2David Krejci
3David Backes
4Ryan Spooner
5Dominic Moore
6Austin Czarnik
7Tim Schaller
LW1Brad Marchand
2Matt Beleskey
3Frank Vatrano
RW1David Pastrnak
2Jimmy Hayes
3Riley Nash
4Brian Ferlin
D1Torey Krug
2Zdeno Chara
3Adam McQuaid
4Brandon Carlo
5John-Michael Liles
6Kevan Miller
7Colin Miller
8Joe Morrow
G1Tuukka Rask
2Zane McIntyre