Slovakia GM: Chara broke finger

Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara fractured a finger against the Montreal Canadiens in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs and will need surgery, Slovakian national team general manager Otto Sykora said Thursday, according to reports.

However, Bruins president Cam Neely said in an interview on Boston sports radio station 98.5 The Sports Hub that he was unaware of any injury to Chara.

Sykora disclosed the injury to reporters at the ice hockey world championship in Minsk, Belarus, according to NESN. The GM said Chara would not be joining the Slovakian national team at the tournament because of the injury.

The timing of the injury is uncertain. Chara was slashed by the Canadiens' Michael Bournival in Game 3 and Max Pacioretty in Game 7, among other hits.

Chara had two goals and two assists for the Bruins in the playoffs after scoring 17 goals with 23 assists and a plus-25 mark in the regular season.

The Canadiens eliminated the Bruins in Game 7 on Wednesday night.