Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara didn't miss one regular-season game due to injury last year as the team made its way to become Stanley Cup champions. He won't be able to say that when this season ends.
Chara suffered a leg injury Saturday night and "likely will not be available for games" against Los Angeles Kings, Ottawa Senators, and Philadelphia Flyers, a source tells the Boston Globe. If everything goes well in recovery, the source tells the Globe that Chara will be back Dec. 19 against the Montreal Canadiens.
The Globe notes that after Chara suffered the injury, he "skated off the ice" and "then walked to the dressing room without assistance." He also was "walking without noticeable discomfort" after the game. The paper theorizes that the injury is a knee sprain.
The 34-year-old Chara, who won the Norris Trophy in 2009, has six goals and 13 assists in the team's 28 games. He's also averaging 24:48 of ice time per game so his presence will definitely be missed by the Bruins.