SportsChara misses practice, Grzelcyk suits up in non-contact jersey

07:15  06 june  2019
07:15  06 june  2019 Source:   thescore.com

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All News Articles. Grzelcyk Returns to Practice in Non - Contact Jersey . Grzelcyk , donning a maroon non - contact jersey , did not participate in every drill, but appeared to be in good spirits as he smiled and joked with his Like Grzelcyk , captain Zdeno Chara 's status for Game 5 is also unknown.

For a non - contact guy, Grzelcyk is going pretty hard. — Matt Porter (@mattyports) June 5, 2019. After practice , Grzelcyk gave an update on his condition and expressed optimism that he’ll be able to suit Chara did not practice Wednesday, and his status for Game 5 remains very much up in the air.

Chara misses practice, Grzelcyk suits up in non-contact jersey© Bruce Bennett / Getty Images Sport / Getty

The Boston Bruins were without captain Zdeno Chara at practice Wednesday while defenseman Matt Grzelcyk returned to the ice in a non-contact jersey.

Chara took a puck to the face in Game 4 and reportedly suffered a broken jaw on the play. There's still no word on whether he'll be good to go in Game 5, according to head coach Bruce Cassidy.

Grzelcyk was on the ice for the first time since being hit from behind by Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist in Game 2. The 25-year-old blue-liner is still in concussion protocol and is hopeful to be cleared to play in Thursday's contest.

In the end, the Bruins had nothing left in the tank

In the end, the Bruins had nothing left in the tank Down a man for two periods, the defense struggled to manage the puck.

Zdeno Chara and Matt Grzelcyk are game-time decisions for the Boston Bruins for Game 5 against the St. Louis Blues. Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy discusses both Zdeno Chara and Matt Grzelcyk as Your account has been created! Don't miss out - sign up for our newsletters! (approx 1 - 2 per

"[ Grzelcyk ] skated today, red jersey , he's still in [concussion] protocol," Cassidy said. Grzelcyk has not been cleared for contact . He skated in a pairing with rookie Urho Vaakanainen , the Bruins' eighth John Moore took Chara 's place to the left of Charlie McAvoy on the top pair during practice .

Here's how the Bruins' defensive pairings were set for practice with two regulars out.

Game 5 gets underway at 8:00 p.m. ET on Thursday with the series tied 2-2.

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