Chara warms up/By S. Bradley

BOSTON — Bruins head coach Claude Julien offered this “update” today at TD Garden on defenseman Zdeno Chara, who missed Saturday’s Game 2 against Montreal with dehydration.

“There’s no further update on Zdeno,” said Julien, who gave his team a day off in advance of tomorrow’s Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with the Canadiens at the Bell Centre. ”

“He’s been in touch with our doctors and our medical staff and he will be traveling with the team. So that’s basically all I’m going to say about that.”

That Chara is going to be in close quarters with his teammates is obviously a positive sign for his availability for Game 3 and beyond.