Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) – The Boston Bruins revealed on Tuesday that
defenseman Zdeno Chara suffered a non-displaced fracture of the fibula in his
In a release, the club said the injury will not require surgery and recovery
time is approximately four weeks. The Globe cited additional reports
indicating that will put him out of participating in the upcoming World
The hulking native of Slovakia and B’s captain missed almost two months after
suffering a torn posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee on Oct. 23 after
delivering a hit to Islanders captain John Tavares.
That setback, which also did not require surgery, will force Chara to wear a
brace for the remainder of his career. According to Chara himself shortly
after the regular season ended, the affected PCL is just 10 percent attached
and caused discomfort at times when he returned to action.
Chara finished the season, his ninth in Boston, with eight goals and 12
assists in 63 appearances. His 20 points marked the lowest total in a full
campaign since he recorded just nine in 82 games for the Islanders in 2000-01.