Zdeno Chara

Zdeno Chara Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
October 03, 2019 - 9:15 am
What Zdeno Chara thinks of starting Bruins season as NHL’s oldest player
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Matt Kalman
July 10, 2019 - 2:43 pm
He’s still standing and now he has another milestone to call his own. Bruins captain Zdeno Chara is now the oldest active player in the NHL at 42 years old. The distinction was passed on to Chara on Wednesday, when Pittsburgh Penguins center Matt Cullen called it a career. Cullen, who will turn 43...
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Matt Kalman
June 18, 2019 - 5:11 pm
In the 33 years since he was acquired by the Bruins in a trade with Vancouver, team president Cam Neely has been the perfect personification of toughness. Even he was amazed by captain Zdeno Chara’s threshold for pain in the Stanley Cup Final. Chara suffered several fractures to his jaw when a shot...
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Matt Kalman
June 17, 2019 - 3:48 pm
Zdeno Chara already revealed last week it’s going to take five to six weeks for him to be recovered from multiple jaw fractures the Bruins defenseman suffered in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. Turns out he’ll be recuperating from some other surgery as well over that span. “Zdeno is having a small...
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Matt Kalman
June 14, 2019 - 5:21 pm
Zdeno Chara’s jaw had multiple fractures after Brayden Schenn’s shot deflected off Chara’s stick into his face. Two days after having plates and wires inserted into his mouth, Chara was back in the Bruins lineup for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final against St. Louis. Amazingly Chara was also...
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Scott McLaughlin
June 13, 2019 - 1:37 am
During Stanley Cup media day before this series started, Brad Marchand said he thinks about the 2013 Stanley Cup Final loss to the Blackhawks more than the 2011 Stanley Cup Final win over the Canucks. Marchand and the rest of the Bruins are going to be thinking about Wednesday night's Game 7, a...
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Matt Kalman
June 08, 2019 - 6:29 pm
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said that defenseman Matt Grzelcyk, who hasn’t played since sustaining a concussion in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, hasn’t been cleared by doctors to play yet. So that’s why Grzelcyk practiced in a red sweater again Saturday in St. Louis, the day before the Bruins...
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Alex Reimer
June 07, 2019 - 4:32 pm
The officials’ refusal to whistle the Blues for head hunting in Game 5 sends another message besides exposing NHL referees as susceptible to hypnosis from Craig Berube. It shows the league is indifferent to player safety, and frankly, isn’t even pretending otherwise. That was evident early in the...
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Evan Marinofsky
June 07, 2019 - 7:35 am
How storylines change. Before two missed hits to the head, Jordan Binnington's flop and the Blues scoring the game-winner after Noel Acciari was tripped in front of an official, there was Zdeno Chara playing through a broken jaw. Many wondered if he'd even be back for the series with the odds...
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Evan Marinofsky
June 06, 2019 - 11:09 pm
The Bruins lost for a plethora of reasons. For a majority of the game, they had serious troubles in their own zone, issues breaking the puck out and passed up shots. But the referees were the deciding factor in the Blues' 2-1 win in Game 5 to take a 3-2 lead in the Stanley Cup Final. Their missed...
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