Zdeno Chara
D BOS
2 weeks ago

Chara had a pair of assists as his team scored a 5-3 win over Minnesota.

EDGE Analysis

Chara's assists on both of Boston's first-period goals snapped his scoring drought at eight games. The big defenseman remains valuable to the Bruins with his leadership and play on the blue line, but his points have been too few and far between to make him valuable in most fantasy formats at this time.

Zdeno Chara
D BOS
2 weeks ago

Chara's scoring drought was extended to eight games after Saturday's 3-2 loss to Washinton.

EDGE Analysis

Chara remains a defensive stalwart even at the ripe age of 40, and last season it began to become evident that the Slovak would need to sacrifice some offense in order to do so. While still averaging 23:27 of time on ice, only 17 seconds is coming on the man advantage and Chara has only fired 18 shots on goal through 12 games this season. Chara is a phenomenal hockey player and has the ability to put points on the board, though at the moment he doesn't appear to be a viable fantasy option.

Zdeno Chara
D BOS
1 month ago

Chara posted a goal and three points with a plus-3 rating and three shots on goal in a 6-2 victory against the Coyotes on Saturday night.

EDGE Analysis

The Bruins scored a pair of power-play goals, but all of Chara's points came at even strength. Despite turning 40, Chara is still a very useful fantasy option. Last season, he posted 10 goals, 29 points, a plus-18 rating and 59 penalty minutes in 23:20 of ice time. With nights like these, fantasy owners should believe repeating all of those numbers in 2017-18 is possible.

Zdeno Chara
D BOS
2 months ago

Chara (illness) returned to practice Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Chara rejoined his usual defensive partner Brandon Carlo at practice Wednesday, a pairing that is destined to carry into the regular season. Chara recorded 10 goals and 29 points in 75 contests in 2016-17 despite a sharp reduction in power-play duty, a level of productions that the 40-year-old could maintain this season thanks to his rigorous dedication to fitness and training

Zdeno Chara
D BOS
2 months ago

Chara (illness) will be held out of Monday's preseason contest against Chicago, Joe Haggerty of CSN New England reports.

EDGE Analysis

With two games remaining on the preseason slate and Opening Night being Oct. 5 for the B's, there's no reason to be concerned about Chara's readiness for the 2017-18 campaign. Despite being 40 years old, the 6-foot-9 Slovakian remains a physical freak who is known for his unwavering commitment to maintaining his elite level of fitness. In Chara's absence, second-year pro Matt Grzelyck projects to play on the team's top pairing alongside Brandon Carlo.

Zdeno Chara
D BOS
8 months ago

Chara recorded an assist, three shots on net, four blocked shots, a minor penalty and three hits during Sunday's win over Chicago.

EDGE Analysis

It's been a throwback run for the veteran, as Chara has posted two goals, nine points, 23 shots, 29 blocked shots, 11 PIM and 24 hits with a plus-12 rating through his past 13 games. The 40-year-old defenseman's current roll moves the needle in the majority of fantasy settings, and Chara is likely presenting profit potential in daily contests.

Zdeno Chara
D BOS
8 months ago

Chara recorded two assists, three shots, three blocked shots and a plus-2 rating during Wednesday's win over Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran snapped a four-game point drought with the two-assist night, and it was also his first multi-point showing in 10 outings. For the campaign, Chara has only registered six goals and 20 points through 60 games. However, nine of those points have come through the past 14 games. Considering his strong peripheral coverage (107 shots, 113 blocked shots, 44 PIM, 103 hits and plus-11 rating), his fantasy value is trending up, and Chara should be viewed as a worthwhile asset in most fantasy settings going forward.

Zdeno Chara
D BOS
9 months ago

Chara teed up from the blue line for his sixth goal of the season in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Ducks.

EDGE Analysis

The giant rearguard was hanging around his typical spot from the left point when he received a laser pass from forward David Backes, proceeding to rifle the puck through three defenders and past Ducks goalie Jonathan Bernier. Chara now has two goals and three assists in six February games, but he's not getting much power-play time these days -- he's only averaging 28 seconds per game in that spot -- with an assist representing his lone marker on the man advantage through 53 games. The 39-year-old is garnering 23:09 of ice time, but it's been a bit painful to watch him lug his towering self about the ice in search of points. Expect inconsistent offensive production from Chara.

Zdeno Chara
D BOS
9 months ago

Chara scored a shorthanded goal in Sunday's win over Montreal.

EDGE Analysis

A clutch effort from Chara, who also piled on three assists in a game against Toronto recently. The 6'9" blueliner only has 16 points on the season, but he's been hot of late and continues to supply decent PIM. What hurts Chara's fantasy value is the fact he no longer plays on the power play, but his five even-strength goals make him worth owning in some deep leagues. His best years are behind him, but his recent play proves that he still possesses fantasy value.

Zdeno Chara
D BOS
9 months ago

Chara (illness) said that he had a good practice Friday and "should be good to go" for Saturday's game against the Canucks.

EDGE Analysis

While it can sometimes be difficult to trust players about their own health, the fact that Chara got a full practice in bodes well for his chances of playing Saturday and it seems safe to trust him at his word in this scenario. Despite the recent firing of coach Claude Julien, the Bruins put up six goals and allowed only three in Thursday's win over the Sharks, so it will be interesting to see how the veteran Chara fits into the post-Julien landscape when he returns.