Zdeno Chara

#33 D / Boston Bruins / EXP: YRS Height: 6-9 Weight: 250 lb Age: 43 College: None
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  • Chara finished plus-2 across 22:34 in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Rangers. Age isn't slowing down Chara, as the 42-year-old blueliner has averaged 21:05 per game since the All-Star break. He doesn't contribute much offensively and hasn't posted a point in 25 straight games, and he has limited fantasy value with 27 shots and 30 blocked shots in that stretch. However, he's a respected veteran and is used in a heavily defensive role, starting 63.3 percent of his shifts in the defensive zone.

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  • Chara (jaw) is expected to be back in the lineup against the Islanders on Saturday, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports. Chara got into a scrap with Nashville's Yakov Trenin on Tuesday and took a punch to his surgically repaired jaw, which led to him missing Thursday's matchup with Winnipeg. After some extra time off, the towering blueliner appears set to return to action Saturday.

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  • Coach Bruce Cassidy said following Thursday's win over Winnipeg that he's not sure about Chara's (undisclosed) status for Saturday's game against the Islanders, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports. Chara is reportedly dealing with serious pain stemming from his recent jaw surgery, and per Cassidy, he and general manager Don Sweeney had to talk Chara out of playing Thursday. Expect the team to be cautious with the veteran ahead of the team's upcoming three-game road trip. If Chara continues to miss time, Steve Kampfer is expected to stay with the big club and draw into the lineup.

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  • Chara is not on the ice for warmups ahead of Thursday's game against the Jets, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports. Chara recently underwent jaw surgery that has caused some issues recently and could be the cause of his absence. With Torey Krug (illness) available, it appears Chara will be given a night off, with Steve Kampfer set to draw back in for him.

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  • Chara didn't record a point but notched seven PIM in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Predators. Chara's pointless streak has reached 10 games, and he failed to direct a shot on net in four of those outings despite averaging 21:10 of ice time in that stretch. The 42-year-old Chara dropped the gloves for the third time this season, though, as he faced off against Yakov Trenin, who is 20 years younger and seven inches shorter.

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Last 7 Games

DATEOppResultGAPTS+/-SOGTOIFPTS
3/10
W 2-0 0 1 1 1 0 23:82 4
3/07
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L 5-3 0 0 0 1 2 15:53 2.25
3/05
W 2-1 0 0 0 0 1 23:22 0
3/03
W 2-1 0 0 0 0 1 23:07 0
2/29
W 4-0 0 0 0 1 1 21:82 1.5
2/27
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W 4-3 0 0 0 1 0 23:62 1
2/25
vs 
L 5-2 0 0 0 -1 1 18:00 -1

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Career Stats

Year GP G A PTS +/- PPG SHOG GWG FOW FOL FPTS
2019 68 5 9 14 26 0 0 2 0 0 93
2018 62 5 9 14 22 1 0 2 0 0 90.2
2017 73 7 17 24 22 0 0 3 0 0 123
2016 75 10 19 29 18 1 0 0 0 1 143.7
2015 80 9 28 37 12 1 0 3 0 1 160.7
2014 63 8 12 20 0 4 0 0 1 0 94.5
2013 77 17 23 40 25 10 0 3 0 0 215.5
2012 48 7 12 19 14 3 0 2 0 1 108.5
2011 79 12 40 52 33 8 0 0 0 1 250.5
2010 81 14 30 44 33 8 0 2 0 0 232
2009 80 7 37 44 19 4 1 1 1 1 194.7
2008 80 19 31 50 23 11 0 3 1 3 256.7
2007 77 17 34 51 14 9 1 0 0 0 248.5
2006 80 11 32 43 -21 9 1 3 0 1 173
2005 71 16 27 43 17 10 0 3 10 14 232.7
2003 79 16 25 41 33 7 0 3 0 0 238.7
2002 74 9 30 39 29 3 0 2 0 0 199
2001 75 10 13 23 30 4 0 2 0 0 167
2000 82 2 7 9 -27 0 0 0 0 0 44.2
1999 65 2 9 11 -27 0 0 1 0 0 24.2
1998 59 2 6 8 -8 0 0 0 0 0 41.7
1997 25 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 16.5
3 Year Avg 70 7 15 22 21 1 0 2 0 0 118.7
Career 1553 205 451 656 288 93 3 35 13 23

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