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33 Zdeno Chara D
Height/Weight: 6-9/255 | Birthdate: 3/18/1977 | Birthplace: Trencin, Czechoslovakia | Team: Boston Bruins | College: None | NHL Experience: 16 | Salary: $6,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 97/91 | Average Draft Position: 33.45
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9/9/2014

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Zdeno Chara

Bruins' Chara Ready To Go

News: Injuries to two of Zdeno Chara's fingers that he suffered in last season's playoffs have sufficiently healed, according to the Boston Herald.
Analysis: While the report notes that the nail on his ring finger is still growing back, Zdeno Chara shouldn't be hampered by the issue once training camp opens. The 37-year-old blueliner, who indicated that his offseason workouts focused on improving his quickness, remains on track to see plenty of ice time for the Bruins, including power play duty, a scenario that keeps him on the fantasy radar, on the heels of a 2013-14 season in which he recorded 40 points in 77 games, to go along with 66 PIM and a plus-25 rating.

6/24/2014

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Bruins' Chara Still Recovering From Finger Woes

News: Zdeno Chara said that the two finger injuries he sustained during the Bruins' second-round playoff series with the Canadiens have healed, but noted that he's still trying to regain full feeling, Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis: Zdeno Chara didn't require surgery after suffering a small break to his left pinkie finger in Game 3 and a laceration to his ring finger in Game 5, but he'll require a little more time for the pain to subside. The finger ailments have not affected his offseason workout program, putting him on track to open training camp at full health.

5/16/2014

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Zdeno Chara

Bruins' Chara (Finger) Won't Need Surgery

News: Zdeno Chara will not undergo surgery on a fractured finger on his left hand, ESPN.com reports. "No, no surgery," Chara said. "That's a positive."
Analysis: Zdeno Chara would not disclose when he suffered the injury, but it's believed to have occurred during the Bruins' second-round series against the Canadiens. "I don't like to talk about injuries. It's something that doesn't need to be surgically [fixed] so far and hopefully it stays that way," Chara said. "It's not something I'm going to blame or making excuses. That's the way it is. We all play with different injuries, or banged up and that's part of hockey in the playoffs. For sure, that's not why we lost." The Bruins will continue to monitor Chara's condition throughout the offseason, but it appears the defenseman is content to let the finger heal without an operation.

5/3/2014

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Zdeno Chara

Boston Wins As Chara Finishes Plus-5

News: Zdeno Chara collected an assist and finished plus-5 in the Bruins' 5-3 win over Montreal in Saturday's Game 2 of the second-round series.
Analysis: This kind of crooked number is rare even in the regular season, and emphatically deserves a hat tip during the playoffs.

4/13/2014

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Zdeno Chara

Bruins Rest Chara

News: With the Bruins' playoff seeding set, Zdeno Chara did not travel with the team to New Jersey where Boston plays Sunday, the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis: Zdeno Chara thus finishes the regular season with 17 goals and 40 points in 77 games, to go along with a plus-25 rating. Chara will get some well-deserved rest Sunday, with a large workload looming for him in the upcoming NHL playoffs.

4/12/2014

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Zdeno Chara

Bruins' Chara Racks Up PIM In Win

News: Zdeno Chara picked up an assist and was handed 14 PIM in Saturday's win over the Sabres.
Analysis: After getting a rest Thursday against Winnipeg, Zdeno Chara returned on Saturday, logging 20:53 of ice time. Chara is now on a three-game point streak (one goal, three assists), and is up to 17 goals and 40 points in 77 games on the season. He is expected to sit out Sunday's regular-season finale against New Jersey.

4/12/2014

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Zdeno Chara

Bruins' Chara Among Candidates For Rest

News: The Bruins will likely rest key players for Sunday's regular-season finale in New Jersey.
Analysis: With the President's Cup in hand, the Bruins officially have nothing to play for besides pride. Zdeno Chara will likely be among the key players rested, as the team is expected to make some call-ups from the AHL.

4/12/2014

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Zdeno Chara

Chara Set To Rejoin Bruins' Lineup

News: Zdeno Chara is slated to return to the Bruins' lineup Saturday against the Sabres.
Analysis: With Zdeno Chara -- a healthy scratch on Thursday -- set to rejoin the B's lineup, Andrej Meszaros and Corey Potter appear to be in line to sit Saturday, based on warmups.

4/10/2014

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Zdeno Chara

Bruins Rest Chara Thursday

News: Zdeno Chara is in line to be rested Thursday versus the Jets, the Bruins' official Twitter account reports.
Analysis: Zdeno Chara will simply be handed the night off Thursday. With that in mind, Boston will be without its best defenseman, as will most fantasy teams featuring Chara.

4/8/2014

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Zdeno Chara

Bruins' Chara Adds Two Assists

News: Zdeno Chara picked up a pair of assists -- one on the power play -- in Tuesday's shootout loss to Minnesota.
Analysis: It was Zdeno Chara's first multi-point game since March 17, when he also delivered two assists against Minnesota. Curiously, before these last two games, he'd had all of one assist in 11 career contests against the Wild.

3/17/2014

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Zdeno Chara

Bruins' Chara Notches Two Assists

News: Zdeno Chara had two assists and was a plus-2 against the Wild on Monday.
Analysis: This gives Zdeno Chara 32 points on the season, and he has five points in his last five games. Additionally, he's a plus-9 in those games, making him plus-22 on the season.

3/13/2014

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Zdeno Chara

Boston's Chara Scores Again

News: Zdeno Chara scored the opening goal in Thursday's 2-1 win over Phoenix, marking the second-consecutive game in which he's scored and third in which he registered a point.
Analysis: Zdeno Chara has 16 tallies on the season with just 14 assists. While his overall point totals are down, he's closing in on 20 goals, nine of which have come on the power play.

3/12/2014

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Zdeno Chara

Bruins' Chara Finds The Net

News: Zdeno Chara potted his 15th goal of the season in Wednesday's win over the Canadiens.
Analysis: Zdeno Chara's scoring numbers remain well below the level we've come to expect from him, but his 29 points in 62 games are still plenty helpful for fantasy owners. It was the first goal in seven games from Chara.

2/5/2014

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Zdeno Chara

Bruins' Chara Heads To Sochi

News: Zdeno Chara, who is headed to Sochi to be the flag bearer for the Slovakian Olympic team, will be unavailable for Thursday's game against the Blues as well as Saturday's game against the Senators, the Boston Herald reports.
Analysis: With Zdeno Chara out of the mix, David Warsofsky is in line to see action in the Bruins' last two games before the Olympic break. Chara, who has 13 goals and 26 points in 54 games to date, to go along with 44 PIM and a plus-11 rating, is next slated to suit up for Boston when the team visits Buffalo on Feb. 26.

2/1/2014

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Zdeno Chara

Bruins' Chara Gathers Two More Points In Win

News: Zdeno Chara picked up two assists in Saturday's win over the Oilers.
Analysis: The 36-year-old is enjoying his most productive stretch of the season after proving underwhelming for most of the first three months of the season, as he now has four goals and two assists over his last five games. He remains a must-start while he remains hot, but the news that he will be the flag-bearer for the Slovakian team and miss the Bruins' final two contests before the NHL breaks for the Winter Olympics may force owners in weekly leagues to make the tough decision of benching him heading into Monday's slate.

1/27/2014

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Zdeno Chara

Bruins' Chara Sits Sunday For Maintenance

News: Zdeno Chara sat out Sunday's practice for maintenance purposes, CSN New England reports.
Analysis: Coach Claude Julien said Zdeno Chara's absence was not injury-related; rather, it was just a standard day off for the 36-year-old. He's in no danger of missing Monday's game against the Islanders.

1/25/2014

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Zdeno Chara

Bruins' Chara Notches Two Goals In Victory

News: Zdeno Chara scored two power-play goals in Saturday's 6-1 victory over the Flyers.
Analysis: The scores marked Zdeno Chara's first tallies since Dec. 17 against the Flames, a game in which he also had two power-play goals. Prior to Saturday's game, Chara had just one point in nine games this month. At this stage in his career, Chara's reputation as one of the league's best two-way defensemen exceeds his actual fantasy production.

1/16/2014

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Zdeno Chara

Olympic Responsibilites Loom For Bruins' Chara

News: Zdeno Chara has been given the honor of carrying the Slovakian flag at the Winter Olympics, which will result in him missing at least one game for the Bruins, Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis: While the loss of Zdeno Chara for even a game or two certainly hurts the Bruins, coach Claude Julien wasn't going to stand in the way of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the defenseman. Based on how the Bruins' pre-break schedule lines up, it would appear Chara would miss the Feb. 8 contest against the Senators, and possibly another game Feb. 6 vs. the Blues. It's just something his fantasy owners will have to file away as we inch closer to the opening ceremonies.

12/31/2013

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Zdeno Chara

Bruins Welcome Chara Back

News: Zdeno Chara (unspecified injury) notched an assist in his return to the Bruins' lineup in Tuesday's loss to the Islanders.
Analysis: Zdeno Chara saw a team-high 25:14 worth of ice time, so he looks safe to deploy moving forward after a one-game absence Saturday against the Senators.

12/31/2013

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Zdeno Chara

Bruins' Chara Plans To Play Tuesday

News: Zdeno Chara (unspecified injury) said that he will play Tuesday against the Islanders.
Analysis: Good news for the Bruins, whose depth has been taxed of late due to a rash of injuries. Zdeno Chara checks backs in with 17 points in 38 games overall, including four points in his last five outings.

12/31/2013

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Zdeno Chara

Bruins' Chara Uncertain For Tuesday

News: Zdeno Chara (unspecified injury) practiced Monday, but left with about 20 minutes remaining in the session, the Boston Herald reports. Chara's status for Tuesday's game against the Islanders is uncertain.
Analysis: "I guess he's progressing and we'll make a decision depending on how he is (Tuesday)," coach Claude Julien said Monday of Zdeno Chara, who missed Saturday's game against the Senators. With Chara -- among others -- on the Boston blue line banged up at this stage, the team called up Kevan Miller from AHL Providence.

12/30/2013

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Zdeno Chara

Bruins' Chara At Practice Monday

News: Zdeno Chara (unspecified issue) practiced with the Bruins on Monday.
Analysis: While the Bruins have not yet revealed what kept Zdeno Chara out of Saturday's loss to the Senators, his presence on the ice Monday bodes well for his chances of returning to action Tuesday against the Islanders.

12/28/2013

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Zdeno Chara

Bruins' Chara Out With Injury Saturday

News: Zdeno Chara is dealing with an undisclosed injury and will not play Saturday vs. the Senators.
Analysis: The Bruins didn't pass along any word regarding the nature of the injury, but Zdeno Chara must really be hurting from Friday's game, as the defenseman would probably be more reluctant than usual to sit out Saturday's rematch given Dennis Seidenberg's season-ending knee injury. The absence of Chara and Seidenberg compromises the team's depth on defense and could limit the effectiveness of goalie Tuukka Rask with the two physical blueliners unable to provide protection for him.

12/18/2013

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Zdeno Chara

Bruins' Chara Scores Both Goals Tuesday

News: Zdeno Chara notched a pair of power-play goals in Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Flames.
Analysis: Six of Zdeno Chara's nine goals this season have come with the man advantage, where the big blueliner has been utilizing both his big shot and his size up front to help boost the Bruins' power play, which is currently tied for ninth in the league, with a 19.6 percent success rate.

12/11/2013

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Zdeno Chara

Bruins' Chara Plays On

News: Zdeno Chara (illness) saw a team-high 24:22 worth of ice time in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Flames.
Analysis: Zdeno Chara had been dealing with the flu, but he remained busy Tuesday, while picking up an assist to boost his point total to 13 (including seven goals) in 31 games for the B's overall.