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.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — Bruins PR personnel made it clear as soon as availability began today that Zdeno Chara would not answer any questions pertaining to the hit on Max Pacioretty March 8 in Montreal.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — Some 15 minutes before the official start time of Bruins practice today at Ristuccia Arena, captain Zdeno Chara made his way onto the ice surface.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — Bruins captain Zdeno Chara missed today’s practice at Ristuccia Arena with flu-like symptoms, according to head coach Claude Julien.
Julie said that Chara had been playing sick the couple games and felt dehydrated, so the doctors thought it best to have him get some rest.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — While recovering defensemen Andrew Ference and Steven Kampfer practiced with the Bruins today, Zdeno Chara did not.
No immediate reason for Chara’s absence was available. I will update later.
BOSTON — Zdeno Chara was finally back on the ice tonight for a hockey game less than 48 hours after his controversial hit on Max Pacioretty in Montreal.
BOSTON — While it might be no consolation to Montreal forward Max Pacioretty while he’s recovering from a fractured vertebrae and a severe concussion, Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara feels bad his hit caused such damage.
It appears police in Quebec might start taking calls with complaints about Zdeno Chara’s hit on Montreal’s Max Pacioretty a little more seriously than we’d expect.
It seems Montreal fans aren’t content with the game misconduct Zdeno Chara received Tuesday night, or the lack of a suspension for the Bruins captain.
Here’s what NHL Sr. VP of Hockey Operations Mike Murphy said in a released statement after the league today did not fine or suspend Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara for his hit on Montreal’s Max Pacioretty last night:
Here’s one from the “be careful who you have vouching for you” department:
Ottawa forward Chris Neil is in Zdeno Chara’s corner in the dirty vs. clean debate.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara was on the ice for the start of Bruins practice today at Ristuccia Arena.
He reportedly had a phone hearing today with the NHL at noon about the hit he threw at Montreal’s Max Pacioretty last night.
Several outlets, starting with TSN.ca, have reported that Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is scheduled to speak with the NHL over the phone about his hit on Montreal’s Max Pacioretty last night.
While you re-watch Zdeno Chara’s hit on Max Pacioretty tonight to determine what supplemental discipline, if any, the Bruins’ captain should face, throw out all you know about the league’s tallest player.