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8 a.m. ET: The Bruins expect to be without their captain on Tuesday after Zdeno Chara suffered a leg injury Saturday in Columbus. The Kings will definitely be without their coach, as Terry Murray was fired on Monday. John Stevens takes over behind the Los Angeles bench on an interim basis and the former Flyers bench boss will coach his first game for the Kings Tuesday night against the Bruins at the Garden. The Bruins snapped a two-game losing streak with a 5-3 victory over the Blue Jackets. The Kings are looking to end a slide of their own, having...

Zdeno Chara to miss time with leg injury

Zdeno Chara will most likely not be available for games this week against Los Angeles, Ottawa, and Philadelphia because of a leg injury, according to a source. If his recovery goes well, Chara might be ready for the Bruins’ home...

Chara Says He Feels Pretty Good

via the BostonHerald, Bruins D-man Zdeno Chara is feeling better than expected, and may not be sidelined long with the suspected left knee sprain he suffered Saturday. “Good, good, better than I expected,” said Chara, who disputed the idea that he will definitely miss one week. “The plan is to take it a day at a time. You can’t really put a time frame on it. It’s about...

Zdeno Chara 'Better Than Expected,' But Still Day-to-Day and Unlikely to Play Tuesday Against Kings

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Zdeno Chara missed practice Monday. He's likely to be out of the lineup Tuesday night against Los Angeles. But the Bruins know they are fortunate that their captain and defensive leader shouldn't be out too much longer than that. Chara suffered a lower-body injury Saturday night in Columbus when he got tangled up with Blue Jackets forward Antoine Vermette...

Zdeno Chara Feeling Good About Injury Status After Skating on Wednesday

Losing Zdeno Chara for an extended period of time would be a big blow to the Bruins. Fortunately, the captain is doing alright following the injury he sustained during Saturday's game in Columbus. Chara skated on Tuesday, after which he revealed that he didn't feel too bad. Head coach Claude Julien said the big defenseman has been doing a lot of biking since the injury as...

Chara likely sidelined tonight

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara, injured in Saturday night’s 5-3 road victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets, said he was not likely to play in Tuesday night’s game against the Los Angeles Kings at TD Garden, but was “feeling better than I expected’’ after sitting out Monday’s practice at Ristuccia Arena.

Chara (leg) likely to miss time

Because of a leg injury, Zdeno Chara will most likely not be available for this week’s games against Los Angeles, Ottawa, and Philadelphia, according to a source. If Chara’s recovery goes well, the captain could return against Montreal at TD Garden on Dec. 19. The Bruins could also choose to keep Chara out of uniform until after Christmas to give his injury more time to heal...

For Zdeno Chara, return date gets closer

OTTAWA - Although defenseman Zdeno Chara hinted yesterday morning he might play last night against the Senators,...

Chara sidelined again for Bruins game vs. Sens

Zdeno Chara did not play for the Bruins Wednesday night.

Game 30: Bruins at Senators

OTTAWA – Good morning from Scotiabank Place, where the Bruins will look for their third straight win tonight against the Senators. Zdeno Chara (knee) is scheduled to skate this morning along with Jordan Caron, who was a healthy scratch last...

Updates: Kings at Bruins

About 10 minutes from puck drop, Bruins vs. Kings, here at TD Garden. Bruins skate 13 forwards in warmup. Either Danny Paille or Zach Hamill will be scratched. Steve Kampfer in team captain Zdeno Chara. No one wearing the...

Rask to start in net against Kings, Chara and Campbell sidelined

  After coming in to relieve Tim Thomas in the third period of Saturday night’s 5-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets, Tuukka Rask will get the start tonight for the Bruins as they take on the Los Angeles Kings at the Garden. We know that Claude Julien likes to rest his top goaltender, to save the veterans energy for the postseason, but very rarely is a goalie of Thomas...

Game 30 Preview: Bruins vs. Senators

There's a ever-so-slight chance Bruins will get Zdeno Chara tonight. According to Bish over at, Big Z was looking pretty good on the ice this morning, skating reporter Fluto added that Chara skated for 35 minutes. "No hard starts/stops." Of course, as of this post, there's no official word on if Z would play tonight or not. But the...

Game Day Preview: 29. Los Angeles Kings @ Boston Bruins. WE MISS YOU ALREADY ZDENO!

I feel like it's been forever since the Bruins played a game, but that's probably because Saturday night I was drowning myself in Narragansett beer and Jameson whiskey at a Christmas party with the Bruins game on in the background. It was a good win, but it came at a price. Tim Thomas was pulled before the start of the third period and Zdeno Chara left with an injury. There...

Bruins Mailbag: Properly Pronouncing Benoit Pouliot's Name and Unveiling Reason Behind NHL Switching Home Jerseys

After a small bump in the road with back-to-back losses last week, the Bruins have returned to their winning ways and begun another win streak with victories over Columbus and Los Angeles. Not all the news was good for the Bruins this past week though. After staying relatively healthy for the first two months of the season, Boston has been hit with a few key injuries. Daniel Paille...
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