Zdeno Chara D BOS 1 Month

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.

Zdeno Chara D BOS 1 Month

Chara left Thursday's game in the first period and won't return.

Chara's injury is undisclosed at this point, but it appears it is serious enough for him to sit for the remainder of Thursday's game. The Bruins play another game on Friday, with his availability likely in question for that game as well.

Zdeno Chara D BOS 1 Month

Chara left Thursday's game against the Islanders in the first period, after he laid a hard hit on John Tavares, Joe Haggerty of CSNNE.com reports.

It's usually the opponent that comes away sore following a check from the big-bodied Chara, but the defenseman seemed to be worse off after this particular collision. He didn't return for the remainder of the first period after suffering the injury, but the Bruins haven't officially ruled him out from returning. Stay tuned for a further update on his condition.

Zdeno Chara D BOS 1 Month

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 1 Month

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 2 Months

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 3 Months

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.

Zdeno Chara D BOS 5 Months

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 6 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.