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Zdeno Chara | Defenseman | #33

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (41) / 3/18/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 250
Drafted: 1996 / Rd. 3 (56) / NYI
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Zdeno Chara suffered a fractured right index finger during Game 2 of Boston's first-round series against Toronto.
Chara told the Athletic that it will take six weeks to heal and he hopes it won't require surgery. The Bruins captain also said he had been playing for last eight weeks with a left shoulder injury. May 9 - 9:06 PM

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Zdeno Chara was playing through an upper-body injury during the playoffs.

Chara still logged 23:36 minutes per game in 12 postseason contests. The 41-year-old defenseman appeared in 73 contests during the regular season.
May 9 - 12:16 PM

Zdeno Chara scored a goal in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Chara tied the game at two in the second period when he beat Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen with a terrific shot from an awkward angle. Unfortunately for the Bruins, Auston Matthews scored the game-winner before the end of the middle frame. Chara finished the night with a plus-1 rating while tying for the team-high in shots on goal with five. He played 22:31 in this one. The 41-year-old now has one goal and one assist in three postseason games. Despite the loss, the Bruins still lead the best-of-seven series, 2-1. Game 4 will be played in Toronto on Thursday night.
Apr 16 - 10:34 PM

Zdeno Chara (upper body) will be back in the lineup on Sunday afternoon versus Philadelphia.

Chara missed nine games due to an upper-body injury. He has seven goals, 23 points and a plus-26 rating in 68 games this season. Chara also has 134 hits and 114 blocks.
Apr 1 - 11:36 AM

Zdeno Chara (upper body) took part in Friday's practice.

That's encouraging, but Chara will still miss Saturday's contest. He's going to join the Bruins on their upcoming road trip though, which leaves the door open to Chara returning as early as Sunday.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 30 - 4:32 PM

Zdeno Chara (upper body) isn't ready to return Thursday night.

It will be Chara's eighth consecutive game on the sidelines. The good news is that he might be able to return this weekend.
Mar 29 - 1:45 PM

Zdeno Chara has signed a one-year contract extension with the Boston Bruins.

Chara's new deal will run through the 2018-19 season and it is worth $5 million, plus an additional $1.75 million in performance-based incentives. The veteran blueliner is currently playing in his 20th NHL season and 12th with the Bruins. Chara has posted seven goals, 23 points and a plus-26 rating in 68 games this year.
Mar 28 - 10:37 AM

Coach Bruce Cassidy is hopeful that Zdeno Chara (upper body) will practice with the team Thursday morning.

It's possible that Chara could be back in the fold against Tampa Bay if everything goes well, but it sounds far from a certainty at this time. He hasn't played since Mar. 13 due to an upper-body injury.
Mar 27 - 2:49 PM

Zdeno Chara (upper body) has resumed skating.

The injury has forced Chara to miss each of his team's last five contests. It's unclear when he'll be able to return, but the fact that he's skating is definitely positive news. Chara has seven goals and 23 points in 68 games.
Mar 24 - 11:14 AM

Zdeno Chara (upper body) has been ruled out for at least Monday and Wednesday.

That will keep him on the sidelines for four games since he was injured on Mar. 13 against Carolina. It's unclear if he will be back in the lineup on Friday when the Bruins visit Dallas.
Mar 19 - 12:04 PM

Zdeno Chara (upper body) won't be available for at least the next two games.

Chara will not play Thursday against Florida nor Saturday versus Tampa Bay after he sustained an upper-body injury on Tuesday night. He will reportedly be re-evaluated next week.
Mar 15 - 12:25 PM

Zdeno Chara was forced to leave Tuesday's game after crashing into the end boards.

Chara headed to the dressing room and never returned to the game. Boston's depth really showed in an impressive comeback win despite Chara's absence. Consider his status day-to-day for now.
Mar 13 - 10:04 PM

Zdeno Chara scored Boston's only goal in a 3-1 loss to Chicago on Sunday afternoon.

It looked like Chara's seventh goal of the season at the 10:57 mark of the third period would get the game to overtime, but the Blackhawks scored two late markers to claim the victory in regulation. David Krejci and Jake DeBrusk picked up assists on the play. Chara has 23 points in 67 games this campaign, including one goal and five helpers in the last six matches.
Mar 11 - 3:43 PM

Zdeno Chara posted one goal and one assist in a 6-1 win over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.

Chara also posted five shots, one block and one hit in the contest. The 40-year-old rearguard has 16 points and a plus-29 rating in 52 games this season.
Feb 8 - 9:08 AM

Zdeno Chara played in his 1,400th NHL game on Saturday.

It was another example of the 40-year-old's continued value to Boston as he registered an assist and logged 24 minutes in the Bruins' 4-1 win over Toronto. He's just the 39th player to ever reach the 1,400-game milestone and one of just four active NHL players on that list, not counting Jaromir Jagr, who was transferred to the Czech Republic.
Feb 4 - 4:12 AM

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4Jordan Szwarz
5Tommy Wingels
6Sean Kuraly
7Colby Cave
8Ryan Donato
LW1Brad Marchand
2Rick Nash
3Jake DeBrusk
4Tim Schaller
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2Danton Heinen
3David Backes
4Brian Gionta
5Noel Acciari
6Anders Bjork
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2Charlie McAvoy
3Brandon Carlo
4Zdeno Chara
5Adam McQuaid
6Nick Holden
7Matthew Grzelcyk
8Tommy Cross
9Kevan Miller
G1Tuukka Rask
2Anton Khudobin
3Zane McIntyre