Chara has PCL tear, out 4-6 weeks

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Zdeno Chara is out 4-6 weeks with a tear in the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, the Bruins announced today.

GM Peter Chiarelli confirmed that the injury was suffered last night during a collision with Islanders forward John Tavares.

Surgery is not likely for Chara, but Chiarelli would not rule that option out.

The Bruins, off to a disappointing 4-5-0 start to the season, have called up defensemen Zach Trotman and Joe Morrow from AHL Providence.

The additions of Trotman and Morrow give Boston seven healthy d-men, the five others being Torey Krug, Dougie Hamilton, Dennis Seidenberg, Adam McQuaid, and Matt Bartkowski.

The Bruins don’t have the toughest schedule imaginable through the end of November…

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…but given only Buffalo (1-7-0) has more regulation losses, they’ve got some ground to make up.