ST. LOUIS - Bruins captain Zdeno Chara met with the media following practice on Saturday afternoon for the first time since taking a puck to the face in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. The 42-year-old was able to speak softly, but was clearly hampered by the facial injury that he played through during Boston's Game 5 loss.
Chara seems to have come out of that game - during which he played roughly 16 minutes - without any further issues and was a full participant during Saturday's on-ice session at Enterprise Center. The blue liner was once again wearing a specialized shield on his helmet.
"I feel fine playing," said Chara, who answered three questions during the press conference. "Obviously it was a quick turnaround after last game here, but I felt fine…there is no limitations. I'm still able to play…I'm trying to always eat as much as I can, keep my nutrition up."