Tag: Zdeno Chara

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Chara misses practice, is day-to-day after blocking shot off ankle


Zdeno Chara missed practiced today and is reportedly day-to-day with an undisclosed injury. Coach Claude Julien called it a “maintenance day” and said Chara may be able to practice tomorrow.

Chara was reportedly “hobbled” when he dropped down to block a shot off his ankle Saturday versus Toronto. He was not forced from the game, however.

The Bruins announced this morning that they’d recalled defenseman Joe Morrow from AHL Providence on an emergency basis.

Boston has three games left in the regular season, all of them on the road. The B’s play Wednesday in Washington, Thursday in Florida, and Saturday in Tampa Bay.

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Video: Zdeno Chara bloodies Trevor Smith


Sometimes an innocuous hit can draw blood. That’s especially true when Boston Bruins behemoth Zdeno Chara is delivering the check.

That was evident on Saturday, as a fairly typical-looking hit left Toronto Maple Leafs forward Trevor Smith bloody:

More bad news for the B’s — Hamilton out ‘indefinitely’

Dougie Hamilton #27 of the Boston Bruins skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on April 10, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. The Bruins defeated the Devils 5-4.
(April 9, 2013 - Source: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America)

Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton is out indefinitely with a suspected shoulder injury.

That’s the latest bit of bad news from Boston, where the desperate Bruins, now outside the playoff picture with just nine games remaining, are preparing to face Anaheim on Thursday.

Hamilton missed Sunday’s loss in Tampa Bay; he played just 13:11 Saturday against the Panthers in Sunrise. The 21-year-old has been a fixture on the Bruins’ blue line this season, with 10 goals and 32 assists in 72 games while averaging 21:20 in ice time.

Hamilton joins defenseman Kevan Miller (out for the season) on the injured list, leaving the B’s with a defense that may look something like this against the Ducks:

Zdeno Chara — Adam McQuaid
Torey Krug — Dennis Seidenberg
Matt Bartkowski — Zach Trotman

No word if Hamilton will be able to return before the regular season is over. But according to CSN New England’s Joe Haggerty, it’s feared the injury is “significant.”