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Zdeno Chara arrived in Boston from the Czech Republic on Wednesday.

He is hoping that Boston can get off to a strong start since they had so many player go overseas to play during the lockout. "We were one of the teams that had most guys involved and playing, 12 guys overseas and some others guys in the minors," Chara said. "That's a pretty good number, considering that some teams maybe didn't have half of that. If it's going to be an advantage or not, we'll see. Hopefully it is." The Bruins captain played in 25 games with Lev Praha of the KHL, where he posted 10 points, 24 penalty minutes and a plus-5 rating while averaging 24:44 of ice time. He can contribute in several categories and should be high on everyone's draft board.