Zdeno Chara
D BOS
2 months ago

Chara finished plus-2 across 22:34 in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Age isn't slowing down Chara, as the 42-year-old blueliner has averaged 21:05 per game since the All-Star break. He doesn't contribute much offensively and hasn't posted a point in 25 straight games, and he has limited fantasy value with 27 shots and 30 blocked shots in that stretch. However, he's a respected veteran and is used in a heavily defensive role, starting 63.3 percent of his shifts in the defensive zone.

Zdeno Chara
D BOS
3 months ago

Chara (jaw) is expected to be back in the lineup against the Islanders on Saturday, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chara got into a scrap with Nashville's Yakov Trenin on Tuesday and took a punch to his surgically repaired jaw, which led to him missing Thursday's matchup with Winnipeg. After some extra time off, the towering blueliner appears set to return to action Saturday.

Zdeno Chara
D BOS
3 months ago

Coach Bruce Cassidy said following Thursday's win over Winnipeg that he's not sure about Chara's (undisclosed) status for Saturday's game against the Islanders, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chara is reportedly dealing with serious pain stemming from his recent jaw surgery, and per Cassidy, he and general manager Don Sweeney had to talk Chara out of playing Thursday. Expect the team to be cautious with the veteran ahead of the team's upcoming three-game road trip. If Chara continues to miss time, Steve Kampfer is expected to stay with the big club and draw into the lineup.

Zdeno Chara
D BOS
3 months ago

Chara is not on the ice for warmups ahead of Thursday's game against the Jets, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chara recently underwent jaw surgery that has caused some issues recently and could be the cause of his absence. With Torey Krug (illness) available, it appears Chara will be given a night off, with Steve Kampfer set to draw back in for him.

Zdeno Chara
D BOS
3 months ago

Chara didn't record a point but notched seven PIM in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Predators.

EDGE Analysis

Chara's pointless streak has reached 10 games, and he failed to direct a shot on net in four of those outings despite averaging 21:10 of ice time in that stretch. The 42-year-old Chara dropped the gloves for the third time this season, though, as he faced off against Yakov Trenin, who is 20 years younger and seven inches shorter.

Zdeno Chara
D BOS
3 months ago

Chara (jaw), as expected, will be in the lineup versus the Sabres on Friday, Joe McDonald of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chara missed just one game after having the hardware in his jaw replaced. The blueliner remains bogged down in a 12-game goalless streak and has added just one assist over that stretch. Even with his recent slump, the veteran could still reach the 30-point mark for the first time since 2015-16 after racking up 13 points in 37 contests to start the year.

Zdeno Chara
D BOS
3 months ago

Chara (jaw) will miss Monday's game against the Capitals, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chara will sit out the game due to a previously-scheduled jaw surgery, stemming from his broken jaw he suffered in the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season. In his absence, John Moore (illness) or a call up from AHL Providence will enter the lineup. Chara is expected to be back for Friday's game against the Sabres per Joe McDonald of The Athletic.

Zdeno Chara
D BOS
4 months ago

Chara ended Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Capitals with one hit, three blocks and a fighting major.

EDGE Analysis

Chara dropped the gloves with Tom Wilson halfway through the first period for his first fight of the season. Last season, the big man had three fights, but they all came after the New Year. Chara has five goals, 12 points and 46 shots in 32 games.

Zdeno Chara
D BOS
4 months ago

Chara scored the game-winning goal and posted a plus-2 rating in a 2-1 victory against the Senators on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

With the marker, Chara already has five goals, matching what he did all of 2018-19. This was also his second game-winning score of this season, which also matches last season's total. Chara has five goals, 12 points, a plus-17 rating and 22 PIM in 25 games this season.

Zdeno Chara
D BOS
4 months ago

Chara recorded a helper in Tuesday's 8-1 blowout win over the Canadiens.

EDGE Analysis

That makes three-straight games with an assist for Chara, the second time in the month of November that he picked up a point in three straight. With 11 points in 24 games, Chara is on pace for his best offensive output in six seasons.