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Zdeno Chara | Defenseman

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (38) / 3/18/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 255
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Zdeno Chara scored a goal in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Chara's goal at the 10:22 mark of the third period cut Tampa's lead to 4-2, but it was too little too late for Boston. Chara finished the game with a minus-1 rating with five shots on goal, two hits and a blocked shot in 24:14 of action. Patrice Bergeron and Daniel Paille also scored for the Bruins. Boston has a one point lead over the Ottawa Senators for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Mar 22 - 7:40 PM

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Zdeno Chara scored a goal in Saturday's 2-0 win over Pittsburgh.

The goal was scored into an empty net, but Chara also had two shots, three blocks and he finished the game with a plus-2 rating in 24:13 of ice time in the contest. Age seems to have caught up to Chara, but he is still more than capable of contributing at the NHL level. The 37-year-old has seven goals and 19 points in 49 games this season.
Mar 15 - 11:10 AM

Zdeno Chara scored a goal in Boston's 3-2 overtime win over Philadelphia.

He beat Flyers' goaltender Steve Mason with a wrister from the point. Chara's first period goal opened the scoring at the 7:07 mark of the opening frame. The 37-year-old has now picked up two goals and an assist in his last three contests. He has six goals and 18 points in 45 games this season. Chara is still an effective player but injuries and age have definitely slowed him down.
Mar 8 - 9:58 AM

Zdeno Chara scored on the power play and assisted in the Bruins’ 4-1 win over the Coyotes on Saturday night.

Chara still makes his presence felt in a positive way for Boston, even if his offensive production has slowed at 37. The goal was just his fifth of the season — first since Feb. 16 — and he now has 19 points. Fantasy owners will have to reel back their expectations next season. Patrice Bergeron and Milan Lucic matched Chara’s night with a goal and an assist of their own. Brad Marchand picked up the other goal.
Feb 28 - 8:19 PM

Zdeno Chara scored his fourth goal of season to put the Bruins up 2-0 in the first period, but the lead would evaporate in a 4-3 overtime loss in Calgary.

Dougie Hamilton circled the offensive zone while looking for someone to dish to, and as he came around the net he found the Captain all by his lonesome out by his point. So, naturally, Hamilton gave Chara a pass the old man could walk into and hammer home. Chara also contributed two hits along with his goal in 26:45 of ice time, and has 14 points in 37 games on the season.
Feb 17 - 2:24 AM

Zdeno Chara did some skating over the All-Star break to keep himself in shape.

He sat out 19 games because of a tear in his knee earlier this season, so he's anxious to get the unofficial second half started. Chara should be better as the NHL reaches the home stretch. "I feel better. I feel obviously that I got my stride back," he said. "You know it's something that when you're coming back from an injury, it's not something that you can just have back right away in a few games. But you’re still making adjustments those first few games, as far as the game and yourself and finding that comfort. After a few games you start to feel you're regaining and start to feel better and better. So yeah, it's all better."
Jan 29 - 10:09 AM

Zdeno Chara registered two assists in Saturday's 3-1 win over Philadelphia.

Chara logged 26:45 of ice time in the game. The 37-year-old has seemingly found his game after missing 19 games because of a knee injury earlier this season. Chara has three goals and 11 points in 24 games this season, but more importantly, he appears to be playing with a physical edge again.
Jan 11 - 10:40 AM

Zdeno Chara scored his third goal of the season in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime win over Pittsburgh.

It was also his first marker since returning to the lineup from a torn posterior cruciate ligament in his knee. Chara has produced six points in 13 contests since missing 19 with a knee injury.
Jan 8 - 10:23 AM

Zdeno Chara has displayed some rust since returning to the lineup from a torn posterior cruciate ligament in his knee.

Still, the behemoth defenseman hasn't let that hurt his numbers from a fantasy standpoint. In seven games since his return, Chara has four assists, 18 shots and a plus-5 rating. Getting some extra time off for the Christmas break could help him make adjustments.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 05:50:00 AM

Bruins' head coach Claude Julien didn't use Zdeno Chara in the overtime portion of Saturday's loss to Ottawa, because he felt Chara was "fighting the puck a little bit."

The 37-year-old has only played in two games since returning from a knee injury that forced him to miss 19 games. "We’re not blaming him. This is a guy he hasn’t played in a couple of months and tonight he was fighting the puck a little bit," said Claude Julien. "We’re here to win hockey games, and we’ve got to do the right thing sometimes. Even if we’re talking about a player that normally would be a big participant in those situations." Chara is still an effective defenseman, but his days of dominating night in and night out seem to be over.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 10:26:00 AM

Zdeno Chara did not experience any ill effects after playing 24:11 Thursday night in his first game back from a torn posterior curicate ligament in his knee.

The veteran defenseman took one shot on goal and dished out two hits in the Bruins' 3-2 loss to Chicago in his first game action since October 23rd. Chara did not report any problems with his knee and will be in the lineup Saturday afternoon against the Senators. If you missed activating him in time for Thursday's contest, don't make the same mistake again. Saturday's game starts at 1:00 pm EST.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 08:41:00 AM

Some time shortly after the New Year, the NHL is expected to announce that the Boston Bruins will host the 2016 Winter Classic.

Previously hosted in Fenway Park in 2010, the Winter Classic is the NHL's annual New Year's Day outdoor game and festival. Where the 2016 Classic will be hosted however, is not yet known.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 10:01:00 PM

Zdeno Chara is on the ice for Boston's pregame warmup Thursday.

He is also no longer on Boston's injured reserve list. Feel free to get him back in your lineup if you normally would.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 06:34:00 PM

Zdeno Chara (knee) appears to set to return to the lineup on Thursday night.

Chara hasn't played since Oct. 23 because of a torn posterior cruciate ligament in his knee. He had two goals and one assist in nine games before the ailment. If Chara does return then he'll likely be paired with Dougie Hamilton.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 09:52:00 AM

Zdeno Chara (knee) was able to take part in Tuesday's practice.

The Bruins are hoping that Chara will be available on Thursday. The Bruins have been largely mediocre this season, but getting Chara back would be a huge boost after being forced to play without him for 19 straight games.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 01:14:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Krejci
2Patrice Bergeron
3Carl Soderberg
4Gregory Campbell
5Ryan Spooner
6Marc Savard
LW1Milan Lucic
2Brad Marchand
3Daniel Paille
4Maxime Talbot
RW1Loui Eriksson
2Brett Connolly
3Reilly Smith
4Chris Kelly
5David Pastrnak
6Brian Ferlin
D1Zdeno Chara
2Torey Krug
3Dougie Hamilton
4Dennis Seidenberg
5Adam McQuaid
6Matt Bartkowski
7Kevan Miller
8Zach Trotman
G1Tuukka Rask
2Niklas Svedberg