Zdeno Chara D BOS 18 Days

Chara (knee), who has been skating for about the last two weeks, per the Boston Herald, is reportedly doing well.

That said, it's unclear how close to a return to action the blueliner is at this stage, but we should know more on that front as the Bruins' upcoming practice slate unfolds in advance of Thursday's home game against Chicago.

Zdeno Chara D BOS 27 Days

Chara (knee) will not travel on the Bruins' upcoming road trip.

The Bruins play four games on the road next week, but with Chara staying in Boston, it does not appear he will be able to play in any of them. The Bruins have a few days off following their trip, which could give Chara enough time to be ready for the team's next home game Dec. 11.

Zdeno Chara D BOS 1 Month

GM Peter Chiarelli indicated Monday that he is hopeful that Chara (knee) can return to action in 10-to-14 days, nesn.com reports.

Chara, who suffered a PCL tear in his left knee on Oct. 23, skated Monday, and while a return to action is not imminent for the blueliner, he is clearly progressing. "Usually, when they start skating, it's at the earliest at 10 days (and) at the latest two weeks when he's been out that long," Chiarelli noted Monday. "I haven't been given a timetable. We just have to see how he progresses from day to day. But I think you can probably say 10 days to two weeks."

Zdeno Chara D BOS 1 Month

Chara (knee) skated Monday morning, the Boston Herald reports.

While the report suggests that Chara wasn't skating all-out, it notes that the blueliner "didn't appear to be laboring at all in his stride." While this is a clear sign of progress for Chara, there's still no concrete timetable for his return to action from a posterior cruciate ligament tear that he sustained on Oct. 23.

Zdeno Chara D BOS 2 Months

Chara (left knee) acknowledged Tuesday that a timetable for his return to action has yet to be established, the Bruins' official site reports. "There is not a timeline right now. I wish I could tell you guys exactly when I'm going to return," Chara noted. "But at this point, it's really such a slow process, that who knows when the day is going to be."

After Chara suffered a tear in his left PCL on October 23, GM Peter Chiarelli presented an initial four-to-six week estimate, while relaying at the time that there were no plans for the blueliner to undergo surgery. With Chara (who was spotted stickhandling and passing the puck in the hallway on Tuesday) still not ready to return to the ice, and fellow blueliners Kevan Miller and Torey Krug also injured, the Bruins have turned to AHL recalls Joe Morrow, David Warsofsky and Zach Trotman to fill in for the time being.

Zdeno Chara D BOS 2 Months

A timetable for Chara (knee) to return to action has yet to be established, Amalie Benjamin of The Boston Globe reports.

Chara was able to skate lightly Tuesday, but he will still need 2-to-4 weeks to recover from his knee injury, and a target date for his return to action remains uncertain.

Zdeno Chara D BOS 2 Months

Chara (knee) was placed on injured reserve Friday.

The move comes as little surprise after Chara was ruled out four-to-six weeks after suffering a PCL tear in his left knee Thursday night. Zach Trotman and Joe Morrow were recalled from AHL Providence in corresponding moves to give the Bruins some replacement options on the blue line.

Zdeno Chara D BOS 2 Months

Per GM Peter Chiarelli, surgery is not considered a likely option for Chara, who sustained a tear in the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in Thursday's game against the Islanders, the Bruins' official site reports.

While Chiarelli fell short of declaring that surgery has been 100 percent ruled out, at this stage it does not seem a likely outcome for Chara, who the report confirms will be out 4-6 weeks. In the absence of Chara, at Friday's practice, the Bruins' top two defensive pairings appeared to be Dennis Seidenberg/Dougie Hamilton and Torey Krug/Adam McQuaid.

Zdeno Chara D BOS 2 Months

The Bruins confirmed Friday that Chara suffered a PCL tear in his left knee Thursday against the Islanders, Joe Haggerty of CSNNE.com reports. Chara will miss four-to-six weeks and will not require surgery.

Friday's update verifies the initial recovery timetable indicated a day earlier for Chara, who left the game against the Islanders after colliding with John Tavares midway through the first period. The absence of Chara is a devastating hit to a team that had been struggling defensively through the first three weeks of the season. The Bruins recalled Zach Trotman and Joe Morrow from AHL Providence on Friday to add some depth to the blue line in the interim.

Zdeno Chara D BOS 2 Months

Chara is believed to be dealing with a ligament injury and is expected to miss at least 4-6 weeks, Aaron Ward of TSN reports.

Chara is expected to miss a minimum of 4-6 weeks, when they will then determine whether or not he will need to undergo surgery, which could sideline him for longer than that. The Bruins have been off to a slow start this season, and just as they appeared to be turning the corner, they are now hit by the news they will likely be without their captain for an extended period of time.