Sports: Chara returns to practice, anxious to play in Stanley Cup Final - - PressFrom - Canada
  •   
  •   
  •   

SportsChara returns to practice, anxious to play in Stanley Cup Final

14:41  21 may  2019
14:41  21 may  2019 Source:   thescore.com

Zdeno Chara injury update: Bruins hopeful captain can return for Stanley Cup Final

Zdeno Chara injury update: Bruins hopeful captain can return for Stanley Cup Final Chara has been sidelined since Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals with an undisclosed injury.

Chara returned to practice on Monday and worked out with the full team for the first time since sitting out the Bruins' conference-clinching victory. The 42-year-old won a cup with the Bruins in 2011 and has been a part of many series-clinching victories over his career. Despite his experience, Chara admits

Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy reacts to several crucial non-calls by referees during Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final as well as the impact of Zdeno

Chara returns to practice, anxious to play in Stanley Cup Final© Gregg Forwerck / National Hockey League / Getty

In completing the sweep over the Carolina Hurricanes last Thursday, the Boston Bruins bought Zdeno Chara 11 days to recover from an undisclosed injury, and the captain says he's "taking it one day at a time" in order to return for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on May 27, according to NHL.com's Eric Russo.

Chara returned to practice on Monday and worked out with the full team for the first time since sitting out the Bruins' conference-clinching victory.

The 42-year-old won a cup with the Bruins in 2011 and has been a part of many series-clinching victories over his career. Despite his experience, Chara admits that being in the stands for such a critical game was extremely difficult.

Bruins' Chara says he's on track for Stanley Cup Final

Bruins' Chara says he's on track for Stanley Cup Final BOSTON — Bruins defenceman Zdeno Chara returned to practice and worked out with the full squad Monday, his first such workout since sitting out Boston's Eastern Conference-clinching victory over Carolina with an undisclosed injury. Chara had skated prior to practices over the weekend but didn't participate in any full sessions. He said he felt good after the Bruins' 45-minute workout on Monday and is on track to play in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on May 27. Chara was the first player on the ice Monday. Forward David Krejci also returned to practice. Coach Bruce Cassidy said Krejci was given a "maintenance day" on Sunday.

Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara took a puck to the face in Monday's Stanley Cup Final game against the Blues. Chara was injured and left the ice He returned to the bench in the third period, but did not play in the Blues' 4–2 win. Zdeno Chara takes a deflected shot to the face pic.twitter.com/Lp5lpKm7JY.

BOSTON — Bruins defenceman Zdeno Chara returned to practice and worked out with the full squad Monday, his first such workout since sitting out Boston's Eastern He said he felt good after the Bruins' 45-minute workout on Monday and is on track to play in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on May 27.

"It was, I'm not gonna lie," he said. "Watching games are not fun. You want to play them, you want to be involved in them. It was that feeling of an anxiousness to play. But the guys did a great job."

Chara's 112 playoff games ranks him fourth among NHL defenseman since 2009. Despite all the miles on his odometer, the 21-year veteran is second among Bruins in average time on ice this postseason, logging 22:31 per game.

Copyright © 2019 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.

Read more

Report: Chara suffered broken jaw in Game 4.
Zdeno Chara suffered a significant injury during Monday night's loss to the St. Louis Blues in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. The Boston Bruins captain broke his jaw, a source familiar with the situation told The Athletic's Jeremy Rutherford on Tuesday. Chara left the game after Blues forward Brayden Schenn took a shot that deflected off the defenseman's stick and up into his face early in the second period. The 42-year-old blue-liner returned to the bench for the third period wearing a full face shield, but he didn't play another shift.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 3
This is interesting!