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Boston Bruins star defenseman Zdeno Chara left their 3-2 loss vs. the New York Islanders during the first period with an injury, and the news isn't good.
Chara was evaluated at a local hospital after the game. Speculation is that Chara was injured on this hit against John Tavares of the Islanders:
As you can see, there was some knee-on-knee action there.
Chara threw another check on that shift against Kyle Okposo, but didn’t skate again during the period.
“When you lose your captain and your best defenseman, there’s no doubt it’s going to have an effect on your team. You’re going to lose guys during the season. It’s going to happen. How you react to it and how you respond to it is what’s important.”
According to McDonald, this is how the Bruins have responded without Chara: "Since joining the Bruins in 2006, the team is 341-204-66 with Chara in the lineup and 8-7-5 without him."