Zdeno Chara will most likely not be available for games this week against Los Angeles, Ottawa and Philadelphia because of a leg injury, according to the Boston Globe, citing an unnamed source.
If Chara's recovery goes well, he might be ready for the Bruins’ home game against Montreal on Dec. 19, or the Bruins could opt to keep Chara out of uniform until after Christmas to give his injury more time to heal, the Globe report says. The Bruins play at Phoenix on Dec. 28.
Chara was injured in a collision with Blue Jackets forward Antoine Vermette late in the second period of a 5-3 win at Columbus on Saturday night and did not return. He had scored 58 seconds into the second period to give the Bruins a 3-2 lead.
After the game, Chara was walking without noticeable discomfort, according to the Globe.