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