Boston Bruins: Zdeno Chara Injury Status Day-To-Day


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  • The Boston Bruins received some good news on the injury front on Friday. Captain, and number one defenseman Zdeno Chara is classified as day-to-day with his injury and it isn’t considered serious. Coach Claude Julien classified this as “good news.” and rightfully so, as the defensive group without Chara and recently-injured Dennis Seidenberg is limited to Torey Krug, Adam McQuaid, Zach Trotman, Matt Irwin, Kevan Miller, Joe Morrow and Colin Miller. That group doesn’t leave much room for optimism, and the Bruins should still take notice about their serious lack of depth of NHL-ready players.

    The injury for Zdeno Chara occurred five minutes into Thursday night’s preseason game against the New York Rangers when Chara seemingly got driven into the boards hip-first. The fact that Chara isn’t expected to miss any significant time shouldn’t stop the Bruins from looking at the free agent market and the trade market. In addition to those options, some players will have to clear waivers if they don’t make their respective NHL club rosters, and the Bruins could look at some of those options.

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    The Bruins are going to be in serious trouble if Don Sweeney feels complacent, but the fact that he has apparently remained active in the free agent and trade market throughout the summer means he probably has prepared for this situation. “It’s a void that internally we’re trying to assess. As I’ve always said, I’ll continue to talk to other teams, and people that may, or may not, be available to see if we need to fill that void… (The frequency of trade talks could be raised) under the right circumstances, if it’s going to be the right fit for us relative to the guys that we have, and that we’ve been assessing overall.” (per Joe Haggerty of CSNNE). With time remaining before the regular season, the Bruins could still make the appropriate changes to fix their roster, but it’s too early to start panicking just yet.

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