A couple of pictures from the Kings’ visit to the White House, where President Barack Obama today congratulated the Stanley Cup champions for winning their first title in franchise history (and also for beating “my Blackhawks” last night in Chicago.)
Above, of course, is Kings captain Dustin Brown with the president. (Getty images)
Another championship team from Los Angeles, the MLS Galaxy, was also honored today. As you can see, Kings coach Darryl Sutter was very impressed with the president’s soccer skills. (Getty images)
Here’s video of the ceremony, courtesy the White House:
Per CSN, Chara says he’s improving but he won’t return to the lineup until he’s as close to 100 percent as possible.
“Every area of the injury is improving,” said Chara. “Hopefully it’s not long before I’m free of any kind of discomfort. That’s what we’re doing right now…we’re being patient. For sure you don’t want to come back, and be half of what you are…and basically hurting yourself and the team. And you’re putting yourself in a position where you could be missing more time. At this time of the season, I think it’s important to be as close as you can be to 100 percent.”
Based on the number of defensive mistakes they committed on Thursday, the Bruins need Chara back as soon as possible: