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Zdeno Chara | Defenseman | #33

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (40) / 3/18/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 250
Drafted: 1996 / Rd. 3 (56) / NYI
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Zdeno Chara earned a pair of assists Wednesday in a 6-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings.
Both of his helpers came in the first period on goals by David Krejci and Brad Marchand. He also had three shots, three blocks and a plus-2 rating in a game-high 23:35 of ice time. Chara has contributed 20 points in 60 games this season. Mar 9 - 9:46 AM

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Zdeno Chara has been working on the second power-play unit.

He split work on the point with Colin Miller, while Frank Vatrano manned the other side with Peter Cehlarik, David Krejci and David Pastrnak up front. Chara is expected to get more looks on the man advantage after his opportunities were severly limited under former bench boss Claude Julien. "He loves it," said interim coach Bruce Cassidy. "He wants to play on it. It's been well documented and we've tried to manage those situations — do what's best for the team and keep him a part of it."
Feb 22 - 9:43 AM

After declaring himself "good to go" on Friday, Zdeno Chara is in the lineup against the Canucks on Saturday.

Boston's captain has posted four goals and 15 points along with 40 PIMs, 85 hits and 94 blocks.
Feb 11 - 12:11 PM

Zdeno Chara declared himself "good to go" for Saturday's match with the Canucks.

Chara noted his recovery process, "It's been good, and a lot of progress [on Thursday] and today [on Friday]. Expect the Captain to return to the blue line. Chara has posted four goals and 15 points along with 40 PIMs, 85 hits and 94 blocks.
Feb 10 - 6:12 PM

Good news Bruins fans, Zdeno Chara (illness) was back at practice on Friday.

Of course that doesn't guarantee he'll play in either home game over the weekend. But it's a big step forward towards doing so (pun intended). Chara has posted four goals and 15 points along with 40 PIMs, 85 hits and 94 blocks. He is day-to-day, for now.
Feb 10 - 12:56 PM

Zdeno Chara will be scratched Thursday against the Sharks due to illness.

Chara has posted four goals and 15 points along with 40 PIMs, 85 hits and 94 blocks. Expect Big Z to return in due time, he's day-to-day for now.
Feb 9 - 5:57 PM

Zdeno Chara missed his second straight practice Wednesday because of an illness.

"He's still under the weather, so he'll be a game time decision tomorrow [against the San Jose Sharks]," said interim head coach Bruce Cassidy on Wednesday.
Feb 8 - 1:01 PM

Zdeno Chara scored in a 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday.

Chara blew a one-timer right by Ben Bishop for his 4th goal of the season. Chara is far from the offensive weapon he once was, but he is still able to bring a solid all-around game to the Bruins lineup that is extremely valuable. Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, and Frank Vatrano also scored for the Bruins in the win.
Jan 31 - 10:43 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

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