Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara (upper body injury) will sit out the team’s season-opening game on Thursday night.
The 2009 Norris Trophy winner has been out since he sustained the injury in a Sept. 24 exhibition against the New York Rangers. Coach Claude Julien said after the morning skate that Chara won't be active for the season opener.
Chara says he’s just not ready.
The Bruins are hoping to bounce back from a season in which they missed the playoffs for the first time since 2007.