Fauria: Source says Zdeno Chara has broken jaw, likely done for series

June 04, 2019 - 3:38 pm

This is pretty much the worst-case scenario. Christian Fauria reported on Ordway, Merloni & Fauria Tuesday afternoon that Bruins captain Zdeno Chara has a broken jaw and will likely miss the remainder of the Stanley Cup Final.

Chara went down early in the second period of the Bruins' 4-2 Game 4 loss Monday night when a shot from Brayden Schenn deflected off his stick and hit him in the face. Chara was bleeding on the ice and skated to the bench holding a towel to his face.

He returned to the bench for the start of the third period wearing a full shield, but did not play at all. Coach Bruce Cassidy said after the game that Chara had gotten some stitches and would probably need some dental work, but that he had no official update on his status.

After Fauria reported that his source told him Chara was "doneski," Lou Merloni pushed back and outlined some procedures that have allowed other hockey players to play through a broken jaw.

Listen to the full discussion in the clip above.

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