Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara took a puck to the face in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Blues.
Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara took a puck to the face in Monday's Stanley Cup Final game against the Blues.
Chara was injured and left the ice to go to the locker room after taking a shot to the face in Game 4. It appeared that Chara blocked a shot with the puck riding up his stick and hitting him in the mouth. He fell to the ice, and there was blood on the ice following the play.
He returned to the bench in the third period, but did not play in the Blues' 4–2 win.
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy gave an update on his captain after the game, saying Chara was advised not return to the game. "He wanted to come out on the bench and be with his teammates," Cassidy told reporters.
The series is now tied 2–2, with Game 5 set for Thursday.