OUTZdeno Chara
D BOS
6 months ago

Chara will not have a hearing for his hit to the head of Evander Kane during a 4-1 win against the Sharks on Tuesday, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chara received an elbowing minor on the play and a fighting major right after when Kane dropped the gloves with the big defender. It was Chara's second fight of the season and brought his penalty minute total up to 44.

OUTZdeno Chara
D BOS
6 months ago

Chara tallied an assist during a 6-3 win over the Blackhawks on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

That gives Chara eight points on the season and his first point in six games. At this point, it is almost a certainty the big man will put up his worst offensive season since 2001, but the Bruins are still happy to have Chara's presence on the blue line.

OUTZdeno Chara
D BOS
6 months ago

Chara tallied an assist during a 3-2 overtime loss to the Flyers on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

That point gives Chara seven on the season and his third in the last seven games. The 41-year-old still averages over 20 minutes per game, but his low point total means he isn't doing much from a fantasy perspective.

OUTZdeno Chara
D BOS
7 months ago

Chara picked up an assist and a fighting major during a 5-2 win over the Blues on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

It has been a down season offensively for the 41-year-old, but Chara still manages to be an effective presence in every game he plays. His fight with Patrick Maroon in Thursday's contest was his first of the season as he averages two fights per season the last few years.

OUTZdeno Chara
D BOS
7 months ago

Chara tallied an assist during Saturday's 3-2 win over the Maple Leafs, breaking a 15-game pointless streak.

EDGE Analysis

The Bruins no longer look towards Chara for points with defensemen like Torey Krug and Charlie McAvoy on the ice, but it's nice to see the big man factor into the scoresheet. With only five points in 26 games this season, he is on pace to put up his lowest point total since 2001.

OUTZdeno Chara
D BOS
8 months ago

Chara (knee) will be in action against he Devils on Thursday, Amalie Benjamin of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The towering defenseman returns to action after missing the past 19 games. Even at 41 years old, Chara still manages to log a good amount of rink run -- he's averaged 21:30 through 18 games this season -- and his return for the upcoming game couldn't have come at a better time since second-year phenom Charlie McAvoy will not play due to a lower-body injury.

OUTZdeno Chara
D BOS
8 months ago

Chara (knee) won't play Saturday against Nashville or Sunday against the Hurricanes, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chara was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, so he's definitely trending in the right direction, but he'll have to wait for Thursday's matchup with the Devils for his next opportunity to return to the lineup. The Bruins may opt to ease the veteran blueliner back into action once he's given the all clear, as he's been sidelined for over a month due to a knee injury.

OUTZdeno Chara
D BOS
8 months ago

Chara (knee) returned to practice Wednesday, Eric Russo of the Bruins' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Bruins' top shut-down blueliner still isn't ready for contact, so his return to action is not yet imminent, but Chara is getting closer by the day. The 41-year-old, who lasted suited up Nov. 14, logged three goals and four points in 18 games prior to suffering his MCL injury.

OUTZdeno Chara
D BOS
8 months ago

Coach Bruce Cassidy relayed Thursday that Chara (knee) could resume practicing fully as soon as next week.

EDGE Analysis

Chara looked pretty decent while skating around with Patrice Bergeron (rib/sternoclavicular) Thursday, signaling that the big blueliner's return could be on the horizon. Based on Cassidy's comments, Chara will miss at least the Bruins' next three games, but barring any setbacks, there's a chance that Chara could potentially return to game action before the NHL's upcoming holiday break.

OUTZdeno Chara
D BOS
8 months ago

Chara (knee) has resumed skating of late.

EDGE Analysis

A video clip posted by the team Thursday showed both Chara and Patrice Bergeron (rib/sternoclavicular) skating before practice and moving around fairly well in the process. While the Bruins haven't outlined a timetable for Chara's return, the visible progress he's making suggests that an update on that front could arrive sooner rather than later. The big blueliner last suited up Nov. 14.