Zdeno Chara D BOS 2 Days

Chara recorded his second goal of the season in Saturday's win over the Sabres.

Chara opened the new campaign with five straight games without a point, but he's since bagged a goal in each of the last two games. He turned in his most active performance of the young season Saturday, attempting a team-high seven shots, blocking three more on defense, and finishing with a plus-2 rating over his 29 shifts.

Zdeno Chara D BOS 3 Days

Chara scored his first goal of the season Thursday against the Canadiens, but finished minus-3 in the defeat.

Though Chara has put up a decent amount of shots (19) through six games, the Bruins' collective offensive nosedive has denied the blueliner of opportunities to pick up any assists. Chara got off to a similarly slow start to the 2013-14 season before the Bruins offense heated up, and his fantasy owners can only hope that narrative repeats itself again.

Zdeno Chara D BOS 25 Days

Chara opened the scoring in Wednesday's 2-0 preseason win over the Capitals.

Chara's tally Wednesday came on the power play, when he jammed home a loose puck in front of the net. The big blueliner remains track to see plenty of ice time for the B's, with his power play duties keeping him firmly on the fantasy radar. In 2013-14, 10 of Chara's 17 goals came with the man advantage, with the blueliner notching 40 points in 77 games overall.

Zdeno Chara D BOS 1 Month

Injuries to two of Chara's fingers that he suffered in last season's playoffs, have sufficiently healed, according to the Boston Herald.

While the report notes that the nail on his ring finger is still growing back, Chara shouldn't be hampered by the issue once training camp opens. The 37-year-old blueliner, who indicated that his offseason workouts focused on improving his quickness, remains on track to see plenty of ice time for the Bruins, including power play duty, a scenario that keeps him on the fantasy radar, on the heels of a 2013-14 season in which he recorded 40 points in 77 games, to go along with 66 PIM and a plus-25 rating.

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Zdeno Chara left hand is still on the mend after a pair of slashes in the second round against Montreal.

"It's good. It's healed and we're still looking to get the full feeling," he said. "It should be something that we stay on top of and it'll get better." He suffered a broken pinky in Game 3 and a slice on his ring finger during Game 5. Chara still doesn't think that surgery will be necessary.

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Zdeno Chara doesn't think he'll need finger surgery.

Chara reportedly suffered a finger fracture during the Bruins' second-round series against Montreal. He didn't specifically confirm the injury, but he did say that it's something that will require monitoring over the next few days.

Zdeno Chara D BOS 5 Months

According to Otto Sykora, who is the GM of the Slovakian national men's hockey team, Zdeno Chara suffered a finger fracture in Game 4 during Boston's second-round series against Montreal.

The report, on Hokej.sk, also stated that the injury will require surgery. Sykora unveiled the story when he was asked if Chara would be joining his country for the ongoing World Hockey Championship in Minsk, Belarus. The big defenseman's game slipped as Boston's semifinal series went on, so it would make sense that he was playing banged up. Still, we will wait for confirmation from the Bruins before speculating further.

Zdeno Chara D BOS 5 Months

Zdeno Chara was victimized in Games 6 and 7 by the speedy Montreal Canadiens.

Perhaps the Canadiens were right when they felt Chara was getting tired in the series. Max Pacioretty out-skated him to the puck for a back-breaking goal in Game 6 and he was unlucky in Game 7 when Daniel Briere's centering effort went off his skate and into the net. He was also whistled for eight penalty minutes in those two games and he posted just one shot. The 37-year-old defender has been able to avoid showing his age with solid play on the ice, but in Boston's second-round series against Montreal he appeared to be a step behind quite often.

Zdeno Chara D BOS 5 Months

Montreal Canadiens forward David Desharnais indicates that Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara grew tired in Game 5 (even if Boston won).

"When you do that, he's just another defenseman," Desharnais said. This isn't the first series where players have at least implied that the elite and large (but admittedly) aging blueliner might slow down. His on-ice play hasn't really giving those thoughts a whole lot of credence, however.

Zdeno Chara D BOS 5 Months

Zdeno Chara is leading the Boston Bruins with an average of 25:52 minutes per contest.

Chara is also tied for second on the team with a plus-five rating. He recorded an assist on Saturday, giving him four points in 10 playoff games.