WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara spoke briefly with reporters after the Black & Gold's practice at Ristuccia Memorial Arena.
"We had the hearing this morning, I haven't heard back," said the defenseman when asked about the hearing regarding his hit on Montreal's Max Pacioretty in the second period of yesterday's 4-1 Bruins loss to the Canadiens.
Asked about the play, Chara said, "It's just one of those things…like glass extensions, doors, even hockey nets are part of the game and obviously players run into them.
"It's just very, very unfortunate that a player got hurt."
[Stamkos] is a great teammate and a great leader, that's why he's got the 'C'. He brings that tremendous work ethic to the rink and he's one of the top players in the game. I know if I put the passes where they are supposed to be, there's a very good chance he's going to put it in the back of the net.
— Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin on linemate Steven Samkos
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