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Position
D
 
Jersey
33
Name  Zdeno Chara
Born  3/18/1977
Height  6-9
Weight  255
Shoots  L
10/24/2014 5:54:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is expected to miss the next four-to-six weeks according to nhl.com.
Insight: Chara tore his posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee Thursday night versus the Islanders. Even at age 37, he is a huge part of the Bruins and his fantasy teams' defense. Chara will be greatly missed.
 
10/23/2014 9:51:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara left Thursday's game against the Islanders with an undisclosed injury.
Insight: Chara left with 8:13 remaining in the first period, which was right after the captain nailed John Tavares. There was nothing noticably wrong on the replay. Chara has two goals, one assist and a minus-two rating after nine games.
 
10/18/2014 9:56:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara scored his second goal of the season on Saturday against the Sabres.
Insight: The defense for Boston looked great on Saturday as three of the team's four goals came from defensemen. Chara had seven shots, one point and finished plus-two.
 
10/16/2014 10:26:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara recorded his first point of the season.
Insight: It was a goal, and fantasy owners hope this gets Chara going. He was -3 on the night, but that should be considered a minor hiccup for the great defenseman.
 
4/13/2014 3:39:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (rest) missed Sunday's regular season finale.
Insight: Chara finish the season strong, picking up 13 points over his last 17 games to finish with 40 points (17 G, 23 A).
 
4/10/2014 7:51:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (rest) will sit out Thursday, according to Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe.
Insight: Boston has clinched the No. 1 seed and is resting Chara and Patrice Bergeron Thursday. Chara has 17 goals, 22 assists and 168 SOG in 76 games this season.
 
Hot3/30/2014 7:29:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara scored a goal Sunday at Philadelphia.
Insight: Chara has recorded nine points in his last 12 games and 36 in 72 games this season. He has had at least 41 points in each of his last eight full seasons but probably won't get there in 2013-14.
 
Hot3/13/2014 9:43:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara scored another goal Thursday, giving him one in two straight games and a point in three straight.
Insight: Chara has 30 points (16 goals) this season in 63 games. He hasn't had less than 41 in any full season since 2002-03 but he probably won't reach that with 16 games left.
 
3/12/2014 10:27:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara's goal on Wednesday gave him a point in two straight games.
Insight: Chara didn't have a point in his first five games of March. The 36-year-old has just 29 points this season and will end up with his lowest point total for a full season since he had 23 in 2001-02 unless he goes off in Boston's last 17 games.
 
2/8/2014 9:46:00 AM
Description: Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara will miss Saturday's game against Ottawa.
Insight: Chara was Slovakia's flag-bearer for the opening ceremonies and had planned to miss the last two games before the break.
 
2/4/2014 5:43:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara will play his last game before the Olympics break Tuesday, according to the Boston Herald.
Insight: Chara will be Slovakia's flag-bearer for the opening ceremonies, so he'll miss the last two games before the break.
 
2/1/2014 4:00:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara will miss a couple games to be his country's flag bearer at the Olympics. SOURCE: Boston Globe
Insight: Chara will miss games against St. Louis and Ottawa on Thursday and Saturday. The Boston captain has 13 goals and 10 assists on 118 SOG this season.
 
1/25/2014 5:07:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara's two goals Saturday were his first two since Dec. 17.
Insight: Chara is now tied with Dustin Byfuglien and teammate Torey Krug for third among defensemen with 11 goals. However, he only has 10 assists and 109 SOG in 49 games. Anyone who paid for the 45-point, 200-shot blueliner Chara was from 2004 to 2012 has been disappointed.
 
12/30/2013 7:09:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara was back at practice on Monday but remains questionable for Tuesday's game versus Ottawa. SOURCE: Boston Globe
Insight: Chara sat out Saturday with an undisclosed injury. If we had to guess, the durable Chara (nine goals, eight assists in 38 games) will probably be back in the lineup on New Year's Eve.
 
12/28/2013 7:00:00 PM
Description: Boston defenseman Zdeno Chara is sitting out Saturday due to an undisclosed injury.
Insight: Chara was a late scratch against the Senators. He has nine goals, 17 points, 27 PIM and 88 SOG in 38 games this season.
 
12/17/2013 10:35:00 PM
Description: Boston defenseman Zdeno Chara scored both goals in Tuesday's win over Calgary.
Insight: Chara is tied with Ottawa's Erik Karlsson for the most goals by a defenseman this season (nine each). Tuesday was Chara's first multi-goal game since 2011.
 
12/10/2013 10:48:00 AM
Description: Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is dealing with flu-like symptoms and is questionable for Tuesday's game against Calgary.
Insight: Chara has always been a force at the offensive end with his powerful shot. He's posted seven goals and 12 points in 30 games this season.
 
10/5/2013 10:03:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara scored his first goal of the season Saturday against the Red Wings.
Insight: Chara took three shots in the game. The blueliner scored at his usual pace in 2012-13 with seven goals in 48 games, but he had just 12 assists (0.25 apg). Chara averaged 0.43 apg in his first seven seasons with Boston.
 
6/23/2013 9:31:00 AM
Description: Zdeno Chara scored Boston's only goal Saturday in a Game 5 loss to Chicago.
Insight: He went top shelf on Corey Crawford to cut the lead to 2-1 with 16:20 remaining in the third period. Despite contributing four points over his last three games, Chara's plus/minus rating during that stretch is -5.
 
5/9/2013 9:23:00 AM
Description: Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara assisted on all four goals Wednesday versus the Maple Leafs.
Insight: Chara has five assists in the series with a +4 rating. Boston can close out the Leafs Friday night in Game 5 at TD Garden.