Zdeno Chara D BOS 1 week 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.

Zdeno Chara D BOS 2 weeks ago

Chara netted a goal in Saturday's 2-0 win over the Penguins.

Chara has been unable to get hot since returning from a knee injury in December, and at this point in the season, it looks like he won't. He has yet to manage a point streak of more than two games this season, and has just seven goals and 12 assists over 49 contests. He still gives the Bruins a mean streak on the back end (just ask the Lightning's Cedric Paquette), but it's clear he's taken a backseat offensively to defensive partner Dougie Hamilton.

Zdeno Chara D BOS 1 month ago

Chara added a power-play goal and an assist in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Coyotes.

Yes, he's missed time to injury this season, but there has been a precipitous drop in his game this season. He's about to turn 38, so there's little wonder given the physical edge of his game. But his 17 points, including five goals, in 43 games this season make him a difficult activation right now. He has just six points (two goals, four assists) in his last 19 games.

Zdeno Chara D BOS 1 month ago

Chara notched a goal in a team-high 26:43 worth of ice time in Monday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Flames.Chara, who had gone five games without a point prior to Monday's tally, checks in with 14 points in 37 games overall, to go along with a minus-1 rating, all subpar numbers for the veteran blueliner.

Zdeno Chara D BOS 2 months ago

Chara gathered an assist, four blocks, and three shot attempts in Thursday's win over the Islanders.

With a modest 11 points in 29 games this season, it's worth wondering if Chara's days as a top-notch fantasy blueliner might be over. He was able to table such talk last season by riding a strong second half to a runner-up finish in the Norris Trophy balloting, and his owners will surely be looking for a similar turnaround again. Now 37 years old, it's unclear if Chara has much high-level offensive game left in him. The assist Thursday was his first point in six games.

Zdeno Chara D BOS 3 months ago

Chara recorded two assists in a team-high 26:45 worth of ice time in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Flyers.

Chara, who saw 4:01 worth of power play time in the game, is slowly rounding into form after a lengthy absence caused by a knee injury. With that in mind, the big blueliner figures to enjoy an increased rate of production as the season rolls along. To date, Chara has recorded 11 points in 24 games.

Zdeno Chara D BOS 3 months ago

Chara, who led the Bruins with 24:30 worth of ice time, scored a goal in Wednesday's overtime win over the Penguins.

Per ESPN.com, Chara, who had previously gone four straight games without a point, acknowledged earlier this week that he's still not 100 percent back from the knee injury that cost him 19 games before his return to action on Dec. 11. That said, assuming no setbacks, we'd expect the big blueliner to continue to shake the rust off, with improved production in the second half of the season a reasonable expectation.

Zdeno Chara D BOS 3 months ago

Chara dished out a pair of assists in 27:24 worth of ice time in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Sabres.

Chara now has four points in six contests since returning from a knee injury that held him out for over a month. The 37-year-old has seven points now in 15 games, and will lead the way in minutes most nights on the blue line.

Zdeno Chara D BOS 3 months ago

Chara recorded an assist in 24:13 worth of ice time in Wednesday's win over Minnesota.

Chara, who has two helpers in four games since returning from a knee injury, continues to shake off the rust, but as long as he can avoid further injury setbacks, the big blueliner is destined to continue to log heavy minutes for the Bruins in all situations.

Zdeno Chara D BOS 4 months ago

Chara (knee) got back in the lineup Thursday, recording one shot and four penalty minutes over 24:11 of ice time in a loss to Chicago.

The Bruins' hope was that Chara's return after a month-and-a-half-long layoff would boost their defense, and it did, but they still ended up on the losing side of things. Nonetheless, it's good to see Chara jump right back into skating his usual heavy minutes.