MONTREAL — Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara looked like his jolly old self on the ice this morning — smiling and chatting with teammates before and during drills.
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.
BOSTON – Maybe this was the reverse Willis Reed.
BOSTON — Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara was the second player to take the ice behind starting goaltender Tim Thomas for tonight’s Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with Montreal.
But he will not play tonight.
BOSTON — Bruins head coach Claude Julien offered this update on captain Zdeno Chara this morning:
“He got treated for a little bit of dehydration and that’s basically all there is to that. Until our medical staff tells me he can’t go, he’s in tonight.”
Bruins captain Zdeno Chara is still the subject of a criminal investigation in Montreal stemming from his hit on Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty March 8 at the Bell Centre.
Normally today’s the day I fill out my NHL Awards ballot and submit it to Ernst & Young to be counted among the ballots of other voting members of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.
While “dial 911″ has become something of a rallying cry between Montreal and the Bruins in the weeks since Zdeno Chara’s hit on Max Pacioretty last month, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli has been assured that Chara won’t face undue scrutiny from the Quebec authorities.
Bruins head coach Claude Julien said Zdeno Chara was just given a day off today from practice. He expects the captain to be in the lineup Saturday against Atlanta.
Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara didn’t practice today at TD Garden with the rest of his teammates.
BOSTON — Bruins head coach Claude Julien did his best “Baghdad Bob” impersonation tonight after his team’s loss to Toronto at TD Garden.
BOSTON – Although he’d never toot his own horn as a leading candidate for this season’s Norris Trophy as the league’s best defenseman, Bruins blueliner Zdeno Chara admitted tonight he’s been keeping tabs on what some of his positional counterparts have been doing all season.
No Bruins player had more attention heaped on him entering last week than Zdeno Chara.
Now that the last Bruins-Montreal game of the regular season is in the rear-view mirror, maybe everyone can turn the page on Zdeno Chara’s season from the Max Pacioretty hit to what are some impressive numbers.
BOSTON — The folks up in Montreal think there’s a criminal skating through these recent games for the Bruins, but the only one who’s committed a dishonest act is Mark Recchi.