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SportsChara to be re-evaluated in Boston, Game 5 status unclear

20:10  04 june  2019
20:10  04 june  2019 Source:   thescore.com

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

Chara returns to practice, anxious to play in Stanley Cup Final 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.

Some indications of Chara ’s status could begin to emerge Wednesday morning when the Bruins hold a practice – will Chara be there or not? The Blues will play a Game 5 for the first time ever in the Stanley Cup Final . . . Regardless of the Game 5 outcome, the Bruins own an all-time series record of

Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara , of Slovakia, kneels on the ice after being hit in the face by the puck during the second period of Game 4 of the Cassidy said after the game that Chara wanted to play but doctors told him not to. Chara 's teammates say they' re not surprised that he wanted to get

Chara to be re-evaluated in Boston, Game 5 status unclear© Dave Sandford / National Hockey League / Getty

Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara will be re-evaluated when the club returns home before his status for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final is revealed, head coach Bruce Cassidy said on Tuesday.

"I don't know his status for Game 5," Cassidy said, according to Tara Sullivan of The Boston Globe. "He'll have to be re-evaluated at home. I can't say whether he'll play ... The conversation (Monday) was short.

"He was getting work done, we were going on the ice, the trainers come to me and said, 'Done for the night.' The question was asked that he'd like to sit with his teammates. I'm like, 'If medically he's able to do that, then that's fine.'"

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Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara , of Slovakia, kneels on the ice after being hit in the face by the puck during the second period of Game 4 of the Cassidy said after the game that Chara wanted to play but doctors told him not to. Chara ’s teammates say they’ re not surprised that he wanted to get

Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara , of Slovakia, kneels on the ice after being hit in the face by the puck during the second period of Game 4 of the BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — The Boston Bruins reached the Stanley Cup Final despite a run of regular-season injuries that prevented anyone on the

Chara took a puck off his face early in the second period of Game 3 on Monday night. Brayden Schenn's shot deflected off his stick and upward, drawing blood from the towering defenseman and sending him to the ice.

The veteran returned to the bench in the third period while wearing full facial protection, but he didn't play another shift as the Blues went on to win the contest 4-2.

If Big Z is unavailable going forward, that presents a major issue for the Bruins' back end, as Matt Grzelcyk is already sidelined. Chara has notched five points this postseason while averaging just under 22 minutes per night on Boston's top pairing.

Game 5 goes Thursday at 8:00 p.m. ET from TD Garden.

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