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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 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. Dec 6 - 9:26 AM

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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.
Dec 5 - 6:49 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.
Dec 5 - 11:27 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.
Dec 3 - 10:33 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.
Dec 2 - 1:02 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.
Dec 1 - 12:36 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."
Nov 29 - 5:59 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.
Nov 28 - 9:40 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.
Nov 27 - 7:47 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
Nov 25 - 7:06 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.
Nov 24 - 6:51 PM

Zdeno Chara (lower body) is considered to be doubtful for Boston's next two games, according to coach Claude Julien.

Boston indicated that an update could come on Chara's status prior to Friday's match versus Calgary. The Bruins captain won't be available to play on Thursday, though.
Nov 23 - 12:47 PM

Zdeno Chara (lower body) won't travel with the team to Ottawa for Thursday's contest.

The Bruins defender isn't expected to play against the Senators after he left Tuesday's game due to a lower-body injury. Consider him day-to-day for now and wait for Boston to issue an update on Friday.
Nov 23 - 10:59 AM

Zdeno Chara left Tuesday's game against the Blues at the start of the second period with an injury.

He appeared to suffer the injury after absorbing a big hit from Jaden Schwartz. He hasn't seen the ice since his first shift in the second period. Brandon Carlo has been on the ice for the last two Blues goals and is struggling mightily without Chara beside him. Even if Chara isn't producing as many points as he used to, losing him would be a huge loss for the Bruins.
Nov 22 - 9:10 PM

Zdeno Chara used to be a mainstay on the power play for the Bruins, but he has averaged just 22 seconds per game this season.

Chara got some man-advantage seconds against Winnipeg on Saturday during a 5-on-3 and he picked up an assist on a goal by Patrice Bergeron. He also had a helper on an even-strength marker by Brad Marchand for his first multi-point effort of the season. However, it's unlikely that his role will change. Chara has one goal and six points in 18 games this year.
Nov 22 - 9:25 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Patrice Bergeron
2David Krejci
3David Backes
4Ryan Spooner
5Austin Czarnik
6Dominic Moore
7Tim Schaller
LW1Brad Marchand
2Matt Beleskey
3Anton Blidh
4Frank Vatrano
RW1David Pastrnak
2Jimmy Hayes
3Riley Nash
4Brian Ferlin
D1Torey Krug
2Zdeno Chara
3Adam McQuaid
4Brandon Carlo
5John-Michael Liles
6Kevan Miller
7Colin Miller
8Tommy Cross
9Joe Morrow
G1Tuukka Rask
2Anton Khudobin