Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Zdeno Chara Won’t Play Saturday Because of Injury, Listed as Day-to-Day

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There are very few players the Bruins likely wouldn’t be able to withstand losing for a long time, and Zdeno Chara is one of those players. While it’s too early to say how long he’ll be out, he will not play Saturday night because of some sort of injury.

Chara wasn’t on the ice for pregame warmups Saturday night in Ottawa, and the team announced that the captain would not play against the Senators. It’s unclear what injury Chara actually has, but the team also said that Chara is day-to-day with the mystery injury.

That news came just hours after the Bruins announced that Dennis Seidenberg will miss the rest of the season after tearing his ACL and MCL in the B’s 5-0 win over the Senators on Friday night.

Here are the projected lines for Saturday’s game against Ottawa.

Bruins

Milan Lucic — David Krejci — Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand — Patrice Bergeron — Reilly Smith
Nick Johnson — Ryan Spooner — Matt Fraser
Daniel Paille — Gregory Campbell — Jordan Caron

Matt Bartkowski — Johnny Boychuk
Torey Krug — Adam McQuaid
David Warsofsky — Zach Trotman

Senators 

Cory Conacher — Mika Zibanejad — Milan Michalek
Clarke MacArthur — Kyle Turris — Bobby Ryan
Colin Greening — Zack Smith — Chris Neil
Matt Kassian — Jean-Gabriel Pageau — Erik Condra

Jared Cowen — Erik Karlsson
Cody Ceci — Patrick Wiercioch
Joe Corvo — Marc Methot

Berkshire Bank Foundation

During the 2016-2017 regular season, Berkshire Bank Foundation will donate $100 for each Bruins assist to three local non-profit organizations. Click here to see official rules.

As of Feb. 18, the Berkshire Bank Foundation has raised $3,700 for Cradles to Crayons, which provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive -- at home, at school and at play.



Earlier this season, the foundation raised $10,000 for Soldier On, a private nonprofit organization committed to ending veteran homelessness, and $12,100 for Birthday Wishes, a non-profit organization with a mission to provide birthday parties to children experiencing homelessness.

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