Zdeno Chara D BOS 5 days ago

Chara was diagnosed Tuesday with a non-displaced fracture of his left fibula.

Fortunately for Chara, the injury won't require surgery and needs about four weeks of recovery time, which should put him well on track for the start of training camp. Chara contributed a disappointing eight goals and 20 points across 63 games this season, and though he'll seemingly enter the 2015-16 campaign at full health, the 38-year-old clearly appears to be on the decline. While some uptick in his production might seem reasonable if he's able to avoid any lengthy absences, Chara is no better than the third-best fantasy option on the Bruins' blue line behind the likes of Torey Krug and Dougie Hamilton.

Zdeno Chara D BOS 5 days ago

Chara will not play in next month's IIHF World Championships, as he is reportedly recovering from an ankle fracture, csnne.com reports.

The report suggests that Chara suffered the injury toward the end of the regular season, but the big blueliner was able to tough it out during the stretch run in the Bruins' unsuccessful bid to make the playoffs. With an offseason ahead of him, Chara now has ample time to heal up from his ankle injury, as well as a knee issue that previously hobbled him. The 38-year-old has already indicated that he expects to return to form in 2015-16, and given his dedication to fitness and training we don't doubt that he will put himself in the best possible position to potentially bounce back next season.

Zdeno Chara D BOS 2 weeks ago

Chara, who suffered a knee injury on Oct. 23 that kept him out until Dec. 11 this past season, expects to return to form in 2015-16, the Boston Herald reports.

Chara, who finished the 2014-15 campaign with 20 points in 63 games, to go along with 42 PIM, acknowledged that he was not 100  percent when he returned to action. Per csnne.com, moving forward Chara plans to wear a brace on his left knee, while continuing to play on a balky PCL ligament that has, at least, been stabilized. On the plus side, the 38-year-old Chara won't need any knee surgery this offseason, which should allow the fitness-minded blueliner to be as close to full strength as possible in advance of the 2015-16 campaign. "Coming back from a knee [injury] is always the most difficult to come back from," Chara relayed Monday. "Now it's 100 percent. One ligament is completely torn, but the rest of them are unaffected. So that saved me. If one of those [other ligaments] were torn, then I would have needed surgery. ACL, MCLany of those and I would have needed surgery. You can be without [the PCL], and then it stabilizes after a few months."

Zdeno Chara D BOS 2 weeks ago

Chara will have a permanent PCL tear in his left knee, but the issue has healed and stabilized and won't require surgery, Joe Haggerty of CSN New England reports.

The issue shouldn't cost Chara any time in 2015, as it appears it's already healed well enough, but it's worth noting that he will be playing with the torn PCL for the remainder of his career.

Zdeno Chara D BOS 2 weeks ago

Chara took two shots while seeing a team-high 25:39 worth of ice time in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Panthers.

Unsurprisingly, Chara, who took a puck off his foot/ankle in Saturday's game and then appeared to get hit in a similar area Wednesday, per the Boston Globe, toughed it out in Thursday's key game, but if the B's don't get some help in the next couple of days, the big blueliner's offseason could begin as soon as Sunday.

Zdeno Chara D BOS 3 weeks ago

Chara (undisclosed) was on the ice for morning skate and appears set to play Wednesday against the Capitals, Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe reports.

Chara received a maintenance day Monday after taking a shot off his ankle in Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs, but returned to the ice for Tuesday's practice. His presence at morning skate likely assures his availability for Wednesday's game, which is critical towards the Bruins' hopes of securing a playoff spot.

Zdeno Chara D BOS 3 weeks ago

Chara (undisclosed injury) was at practice Tuesday.

Chara, who was shaken up after blocking a shot (with his left ankle/foot) on Saturday, was given a maintenance day Monday, but his return to the ice Tuesday suggests that the B's captain will be available for Wednesday's game against the Caps. Chara, who has eight goals and 20 points in 60 games overall this season, has not recorded a point over his last six games.

Zdeno Chara D BOS 3 weeks ago

Chara, who is dealing with an undisclosed injury, was given a maintenance day Monday, per coach Claude Julien.

Given that Chara was visibly shaken up after blocking a shot (with his left ankle/foot) on Saturday, it's not a huge surprise that he's getting a breather on Monday. While Julien is calling Chara's absence a maintenance day, we'll still consider the blueliner day-to-day in advance of Wednesday's game against Washington.

Zdeno Chara D BOS 3 weeks ago

Chara (unspecified issue) was not on the ice for Monday's practice, the Boston Herald reports.

Chara, who was in some pain after he absorbed a shot on his left ankle area during Saturday's win over Toronto, was able to finish the game, but given that he is not practicing Monday and that the Bruins have recalled fellow blueliner Joe Morrow on an emergency basis, Chara's status for Wednesday's game against the Capitals will need to be monitored.

Zdeno Chara D BOS 1 month ago

Chara netted a power-play goal in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Lightning.

Chara has had difficulty getting on the scoresheet consistently of late, as the goal snapped a four game pointless stretch. In all, the defenseman has just three points in 11 contests since the start of March, bringing his season total to 20. The 38-year-old was dealing with injuries earlier in the season, but at this point it just appears that the offensive aspect of his game is no longer what it once was.