The news on Zdeno Chara is in — and it isn’t good.
The Boston Bruins defenseman suffered a broken jaw in Monday’s Stanley Cup Final Game 4, according to multiple reports.
It’s important to note the Bruins had not yet offered an official diagnosis as of Tuesday night.
Should Chara and Matt Grzelcyk, who sat out Games 3 and 4 due to the head injury he suffered in Game 2, be unable to play in Game 5, the Bruins will consider dressing seven defensemen and just 11 forwards. Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy on Tuesday hinted at how Boston could fill its voids on the blue line, but he didn’t specify which players would be slotted into the lineup.
The Stanley Cup Final is tied at two games apiece. Game 5 is scheduled for Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET at TD Garden.