After having surgery in June on his jaw and elbow, Zdeno Chara said he may not be in the lineup for Game 1 of his 22nd NHL season.

“I’m not sure,” the Bruins captain said Friday, speaking after a preseason skate at Warrior Ice Arena.

“I think I should be, but it’s a process of making sure there are no setbacks or any discomfort.”

A deflected puck in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final broke Chara’s jaw, and he needed to have plates and screws inserted, though he wound up missing only one period of action in the series. After the season, he also had surgery to remove loose bodies in his elbow.