Zdeno Chara RUMORS & NEWS

  • Chara 'made things look easy' in first game of season

    CSN New England "Zdeno Chara once again showed just how special he is as a player on Monday afternoon. After skating just three shifts during the preseason, Chara jumped back into the fold three games into the season without missing a single beat. The 38-year-old Chara finished second to Torey Krug with 21:27..." October 13

  • Zdeno Chara back in lineup after upper-body injury

    ESPN Boston "Captain Zdeno Chara returns to the lineup Monday when the Bruins host the Tampa Bay Lightning at TD Garden. The veteran defenseman missed the first two games of the 2015-16 season with an upper-body injury suffered during his first preseason game Sept. 24. " October 12

  • Chara ‘doubtful’ for game against rival Canadiens

    Pro Hockey Talk "It looks like the Boston Bruins will be without their captain again on Saturday night. Head coach Claude Julien told members of the media that Zdeno Chara is considered doubtful for tonight’s game against the Montreal Canadiens. Chara suffered an upper-body injury during the preseason and..." October 10

  • Bruins mulling whether to be 'more cautious' with Chara

    CSN New England "Zdeno Chara practiced with the team for the second straight day, and even got in a little work manning the point on the second power play unit. The 6-foot-9 defenseman was officially listed on the injured reserve with Seth Griffith and Dennis Seidenberg when rosters were released by the NHL on..." October 08

  • Chara taking it day-to-day, still questionable for opener

    CSN New England "Zdeno Chara stuck to the script Tuesday when talking about his upper body injury, and whether he’ll be ready for Opening Night against Winnipeg on Thursday. Chara, 38, joined his teammates at practice Tuesday for the first time since getting injured on Sept. 24, and had no restrictions while..." October 07

  • Bruins list Chara on IR, for now

    Pro Hockey Talk "Those who feel as though the Boston Bruins may rebound – John Tortorella, maybe? – likely rest some of their optimism on the back of a healthy Zdeno Chara. It’s possible that he’s merely limping into what may otherwise be a healthy 2015-16 season, but it’s definitely looking like a slow start..." October 06

  • Chara skates, shoots in another sign of injury progress

    CSN New England "Zdeno Chara skated on his own for the fifth consecutive day on Friday morning and was indeed shooting pucks on the TD Garden ice as well prior to the team’s regularly scheduled practice session. The 38-year-old defenseman was gone from the ice once the rest of the Bruins hopped on for the..." October 03

  • Chara skates again on his own, ruled out for Rangers game

    CSN New England "While the sight of 6-foot-9 Zdeno Chara skating on his own for the second straight day was an encouraging one, the 38-year-old has already been ruled out for Wednesday night’s penultimate preseason game vs. the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Chara didn’t practice with his teammates on..." September 30

  • Bruins defense takes another hit as Zdeno Chara leaves game with injury

    CBS Sports "Given the current state of their defense there is perhaps no player that is more important to the Boston Bruins than defenseman Zdeno Chara. Unfortunately for the Bruins, Chara had to leave Thursday's preseason game against the New York Rangers early in the first period with what the team is..." September 24

  • Should Don Sweeney consider trading Bruins captain Zdeno Chara?

    The Hockey News "At first blush, the hiring of a guy like Don Sweeney by the Boston Bruins doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense. After all, will the new boss be really all that different than the old boss. Sweeney has worked in the Bruins front office for almost a decade, the last six of them as the assistant to..." May 25

  • Bruins captain Chara has fracture in fibula

    NHL.com "Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara has a non-displaced fracture of his left fibula. He does not need surgery, the Bruins said. He reportedly will not be able to play for Slovakia in the 2015 IIHF World Championship, which begins May 1." April 22

  • Report: Chara (ankle) will skip world championships

    CSN New England "A number of Bruins players are skipping the world championships in Prague next month, and B’s captain Zdeno Chara is one of them with what’s reportedly a fractured ankle. Chara’s injury was suffered at the tail end of the NHL regular season, according to Team Slovakia coach Vladimir..." April 21

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    Joe Haggerty @HackswithHaggs

    Zdeno Chara said PCL in his left knee is permanently torn, but is something he won't need surgery on. It's stabilized & healed sufficiently

  • Bruins' Chara back at practice, expected to play Wednesday vs. Capitals

    The Score "The Boston Bruins expect to have their top defenseman back for the home stretch. Zdeno Chara was back on the ice Tuesday and is expected to suit up for the team's next game Wednesday against the Washington Capitals, head coach Claude Julien has announced." April 07

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    Joe Haggerty @HackswithHaggs

    Claude Julien said Zdeno Chara is "day-to-day" after missing practice on Monday. Was related to shot he took to left foot on Saturday

  • The tough call the Bruins face with Zdeno Chara

    Sportsnet "They are a declining power, these Boston Bruins, the prime example of a team running out of gas under the National Hockey League’s cap system. It’s not their fault, really. It’s just the way things work now. From a Stanley Cup winner in 2011, to a Cup finalist in 2013, to clinging to eighth..." February 18

  • Should the Bruins consider trading Zdeno Chara?

    CSN New England "Things haven't gone exactly to plan for the Boston Bruins this season. With the team currently sitting in the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with a record of 28-19-7, many wonder if the Black and Gold can make a deal to shake up the lineup. Earlier in the week, Insider Joe..." February 14

  • Bruins' Chara back in form after early-season injury

    NHL.com "At first it seemed like life for the Boston Bruins without injured defenseman Zdeno Chara would be OK. Chara tore a ligament in his knee in a loss to the New York Islanders on Oct. 23 but the Bruins won six of their next seven games. It looked like maybe the Bruins, who have Chara signed..." February 04

  • Chara: I must improve 'Every part of my game'

    CSN New England "Zdeno Chara and the Bruins probably knew the re-entry was going to be a little difficult after sitting out 19 games with a knee injury. And it’s been exactly that as the 6-foot-9 Bruins captain has tried to hop on a moving train in the last two games back for the Black and Gold, and struggled..." December 15

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    Boston Bruins @NHLBruins

    Zdeno Chara back in the lineup after being sidelined for 19 games. Lineups... #CHIvsBOS pic.twitter.com/egGZ0a4qNR

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    Fluto Shinzawa @GlobeFluto

    Chara is ahead of Krejci. Better chance to play vs. Chicago.

  • Chara may return to Bruins in 10 to 14 days

    CSN New England "The first reason for encouragement was Zdeno Chara skating on his own on Monday morning for the first time in over a month after tearing the PCL in his left knee. The return to light hockey activity is a sign that the injury is healing on schedule, and it would appear the 37-year-old is out of the..." November 26

  • Chara back on skates for first time since knee injury

    CSN New England "In perhaps the best Bruins news in weeks, Zdeno Chara was spotted skating on the TD Garden ice Monday for the first time since tearing the PCL in his left knee at the end of October. The 6-foot-9 defenseman was skating on his own while a charity event was going on around him, continuing a recent..." November 25

  • Chara won't rule out surgery on injured knee

    CSN New England "Zdeno Chara had missed only 20 games in his first eight years with the Bruins, so he's not very used to being idle. Thus it was no surprise that the 6-foot-9 defenseman was out in the TD Garden hallway Tuesday with a bulky brace on his knee, stickhandling a puck. He was ignoring the obvious..." November 05

  • Chara: Still no timetable for return from injury

    ESPN Boston "In his first comments since tearing the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee nearly two weeks ago, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara said he did not have a timetable for returning to the ice and was focused only on getting back as soon as possible. At the time of the injury, the team..." November 04

  • Bruins' Chara: Senators, city can help each other in healing process

    Ottawa Sun "The tweet appeared around noon Wednesday, some two hours after Ottawa had been rocked and shocked by the shootings that have left this entire country numb. It was short and to the point. And it spoke volumes. "@BostonBruins Our thoughts are with the city of Ottawa and those affected by..." October 24

  • Chara suffers undisclosed injury, won’t return on Thursday

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s unclear what is bothering Zdeno Chara, but it’s bad enough to end his Thursday night early. The Boston Bruins announced that he won’t return to tonight’s game against the New York Islanders, yet they didn’t even indicate which half of his body has been damaged. The precise moment of injury..." October 23

  • Chara, Keith, Weber voted Norris finalists

    NHL.com "Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins, Duncan Keith of the Chicago Blackhawks and Shea Weber of the Nashville Predators are the three finalists for the 2013-14 James Norris Memorial Trophy, awarded “to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the..." April 28

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    Ken Wiebe @WiebeSunSports

    Looks like #Bruins will be without C Patrice Bergeron and D Zdeno Chara this evening vs #NHLJets

  • Chara ‘disappointed’ after possibly final Olympic appearance

    CSN New England "Zdeno Chara — Slovakia’s flag bearer at the opening ceremonies — is leaving the Games on a sour note. Slovakia was eliminated on Tuesday with a 5-3 loss to the Czechs, ending Chara’s shot at a medal in what might be his last Winter Olympics. “You never know. We’ll see how it’s going to play..." February 19

  • B's young defensemen on display in Chara's absence

    CSN New England "Johnny Boychuk walked through the Bruins dressing room on Wednesday afternoon asking teammates and media to “get me my cane” as he stalked off from a post-practice shower. It wasn’t in reference to any general body soreness or pain after throwing his weight around against the Canucks on Tuesday..." February 06

  • Eakins: Bruins’ Chara promised he’d help Marincin

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2014 Winter Olympics can be a lot of different things to different players. For Edmonton Oilers defenseman Martin Marincin, it’s a golden opportunity to learn from one of the game’s elite. Marincin, 21, has only played in 19 NHL contests, but he’ll be making the trip to Sochi and playing..." February 03

  • Chara will miss Bruins’ last two games before break

    Pro Hockey Talk "After some earlier speculation, the Boston Bruins have confirmed that captain Zdeno Chara will miss two games so that he can attend the 2014 Winter Olympics’ opening ceremonies. He will carry the flag for Slovakia. This will be a great experience for Chara, but it will also put the Bruins in a..." February 01

  • Zdeno Chara to be Slovakian flagbearer, will miss time with Bruins

    CBS Sports "The NHL is taking a two-week hiatus for the Olympics with the idea being that no player would have to miss any NHL games to take part in the festivities in Sochi. What that didn't account for was Zdeno Chara being chosen as the flagbearer for his native Slovakia. On Thursday Bruins coach Claude..." January 16

  • Chara to lead Slovakia's roster into Sochi

    TSN "Boston Bruins defenceman Zdeno Chara will captain Slovakia at the Sochi Games next month, hoping to improve on fourth place at the Vancouver Olympics. Other major Slovak stars, including Chicago Blackhawks forwards Michal Handzus and Marian Hossa and St. Louis Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak..." January 07

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    Boston Bruins @NHLBruins

    Zee just said he's playing tonight ^CS

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    Boston Bruins @NHLBruins

    Zdeno Chara not on the ice for warmups, he will not play tonight due to injury and is day to day ^BB

  • Chara's Gordie Howe hat trick sparks Bruins

    CSN New England "In times of trouble and turbulence during a winding 82-game regular season, it’s up to the leaders on a hockey team to respond during the low moments. They don’t get much lower than Wednesday’s season-worst 6-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings, so it was imperative that B’s captain Zdeno Chara step..." November 30

  • Chara: I hate being in minus column

    CSN New England "In case anybody was wondering, Zdeno Chara detests the idea that he’s a minus player one month into the season. The debate can go on until the cows come home about the reasons why he's a minus player, and the overall merits of the plus/minus stat, but the Bruins captain is a minus-1 for the..." November 07

  • Bruins ‘experimenting’ with Chara in front of the net on power play

    Pro Hockey Talk "He’s big. Huge actually. So it would seem to make sense that Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara would be placed in front of the opposition’s net during the power play. At 6’9″ and 255 pounds he not only provides a massive screen for opposing goalies but would prove difficult – perhaps impossible..." September 15

  • Chara took pictures with the Stanley Cup, Blackhawk who defeated him

    Yahoo! Sports "Marian Hossa’s day with the Stanley Cup finally arrived which means a massive party back home in Slovakia and eating copious amounts of pierogies out of where Kris Draper’s baby pooped the bowl of the Cup. Oh and look who decided to drop by to take a photo with the Stanley Cup? A big giant..." August 13

  • Zdeno Chara suffers a beatdown

    Boston Herald "Zdeno Chara sat at his double-wide locker, a double-wide man beaten down by some doubly bad plays, doubly bad luck and, it would not be surprising to learn later, some doubly bad injuries. Z-man is often the man, and always the X factor, for the Bruins, a smothering defender who when attacked, as..." June 25

  • Chara Making Hall of Fame Case With Performance in Stanley Cup Final

    NESN "Zdeno Chara has always been an elite NHL defenseman, but his performance in the 2013 playoffs has spurred the question of whether he’s among the best defensemen in NHL history. The best are enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame, and Chara — at least in these playoffs — has made quite the case...." June 21

  • Bruins massive Chara focus of Blackhawks

    Miami Herald "Jonathan Toews and Zdeno Chara were pushing one another for position in front of the net as the Blackhawks' Brent Seabrook scored the winning goal in overtime Wednesday. As the Hawks escaped TD Garden with a 6-5 victory and a 2-2 tie in the Stanley Cup Final, Toews added a verbal shove, captain..." June 21

  • Pregame collision doesn’t slow down Zdeno Chara

    Boston Herald "Usually the Bruins count on Zdeno Chara to play with physicality and shut down the opponent’s best scorers. Sometimes that even involves sending a player or two sprawling to the ice over the course of a game. Prior to their 2-0 win in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals last night at TD Garden,..." June 18

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    ProSportsDaily @PSDnews

    #Bruins Chara and Lucic collided during pre-game warmup a few minutes ago. Chara has left the ice. He will, most likely, play.

  • Penguins must think big against Boston defenseman Chara

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Time and space are a gifted playmaker's best friend. Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara wants to take those two things away from Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin -- two players he called the best in the NHL -- when the Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final begins tonight. "They are..." June 01

  • Chara admits this week "not a bad time" to rest

    CSN New England "Much of the focus about the week-long break for the Boston Bruins was on getting the banged up players healthy, but there is one player that a brief respite probably helped more than anybody else. Zdeno Chara topped 30 minutes of ice time twice in the five game series against the New York..." June 01

  • Bruins' Chara adding offense to shutdown defense

    NHL.com "The man widely known as the most dominant defensive defenseman in the NHL might not have put up the gaudy offensive numbers in the regular season that capture the attention of Norris Trophy voters. However, entering the Eastern Conference Final, which begins Saturday against the Pittsburgh..." May 31

  • Nobody bigger than Zdeno Chara

    Boston Herald "The play from Zdeno Chara was simple, but the repercussions were huge. In overtime, Derick Brassard raced down the ice on the 3-on-2 and immediately looked to get the puck to Rick Nash. But as soon as the puck left his stick, Chara — using his entire 6-foot-9 frame — reached down and poked it..." May 17