Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara's fate is in the hands of a Canadian prosecutor, according to reports from Montreal. Police on Wednesday turned over results of their investigation into a March on-ice incident in which Chara left Montreal Canadians forward Max Pacioretty with a concussion and a broken vertebra.

According to Canada's QMI news agency, no decision on charging Chara is expected before November.

A decision on whether Chara gets charged likely won't be made before November, a Crown spokesperson said.

Police said they interviewed Chara in July and that he was cooperative.

Outcry over Pacioretty's injury spurred the investigation, fueled by a decision by NHL disciplinarians not to punish Chara. Quebec officials responded because the incident occurred during a game in Montreal.

The injury occurred when Chara checked Pacioretty into a stanchion next to a team bench. He received a five-minute interference major and a game misconduct. Critics contended the hit was intentional and malicious.

Pacioretty missed the remainder of the 2010-11 season. He is expected to return to action this fall. Pacioretty was disappointed by the league's failure to discipline Chara, but disagreed with decision for law enforcement to get involved.