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The Boston Bruins will spend the next four to six weeks trying to fill the hole left by an injury to the tallest player in NHL history. Defenseman Zdeno Chara tore the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee but will not need surgery, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said. The team called up two minor-league defensemen on Friday to replace the 6-foot-9 Slovakian who was the 2009 ...
The Boston Bruins lost the game to the New York Islanders 3-2 and then waited to find out how long they will be without their captain and No. 1 defenseman, Zdeno Chara. Coach Claude Julien said after the game he had no update, but inside the Boston locker room, Chara's teammates seemed resigned to a long absence. ''He's a presence in all aspects of the game,'' said Bruins forward Chris Kelly ...
After having to move past the Johnny Boychuk trade that occurred just four days before the season, the Boston Bruins have now learned they'll spend an extended stretch without their top defenseman. The Toronto Maple Leafs, meanwhile, are happy just to get back on the ice. The visiting Bruins hope to continue the success they've had over the past three seasons against the rival Maple Leafs on ...
The Bruins could be in big trouble with Zdeno Chara sidelined.
(Reuters) - Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara will be out four-to-six weeks with a left knee injury that deals a crushing blow to the team's defense, the National Hockey League team said on Friday. The towering 6-foot-9 Slovak, who logs more ice time than any other Bruin, collided with New York Islanders captain John Tavares midway through the first period of Thursday's game. He returned for one ...
Without their captain and defensive anchor, the Boston Bruins face an early-season test.
Johnson makes 30 saves; Islanders beat Bruins 3-2 after Chara leaves with injury
Boychuk has six points in six games, averaging 22:50 per game. Five of those points have come on the power play, and that’s where the biggest change has come for Boychuk vs. his time in Boston: 4:07 of ice time so far per game on the man advantage for the Islanders; he averaged 0:18 seconds per game on the power play with the Bruins last season.
Bruins captain and top defenseman Zdeno Chara will reportedly miss the next 4-6 weeks with a knee injury. If surgery is required once he's reevaluated at that time, the B's championship hopes will have been lost only nine games into their season.
The Boston Bruins are used to having an imposing force leading the way on the defensive end, but are waking up Friday getting ready for life without their leader.
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