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Chara out for Bruins, no Spezza for Sens in Saturday game

Dec 28, 2013, 6:43 PM EDT

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The Boston Bruins defense already might have felt scatterbrained on Saturday following the stunning news of Dennis Seidenberg‘s season-ending injury, and now they’ll be without all-world asset Zdeno Chara, too.

On the other end of the ice, the Ottawa Senators won’t have a guy Chara and Seidenberg likely would’ve been tasked with shutting down: Jason Spezza.

The Bruins announced that Chara, 36, is day-to-day, but they didn’t specify what exactly is bothering the gigantic blueliner. Spezza, 30, is dealing with a lower-body issue.

The Big Z is one of the league’s sturdiest defensemen despite a rugged style; according to the Hockey News’ listings, he hasn’t sat out a game since missing a pair of contests with a leg injury back in late 2011.

It’s not the only loss for Ottawa, either, as stay-at-home defenseman Chris Phillips also has a lower-body injury (specifically a left foot problem) that will keep him out of the lineup.

The precise severity of the issues for the two teams’ stars is unclear, yet it seems like both squads may limp into 2014.

  1. pitpenguinsrulez - Dec 28, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    No Giraffe on the ice? What a shame….not!

    • shaundre93 - Dec 28, 2013 at 7:32 PM

      Must have been hard to watch that giraffe shut down your boy sid for four straight games hahaha

      • shwatson - Dec 28, 2013 at 8:08 PM

        Must of been hard watching losing in the Finals for the 12th time. But hey 6 Cups in 18 finals appearances ain’t bad. They only choke 1/3 of the time.

      • shaundre93 - Dec 28, 2013 at 8:13 PM

        Well at least we made it there… Not gonna complain about losing in the final.

      • shwatson - Dec 28, 2013 at 8:19 PM

        Sorry I meant say 19 Stanley Cup Finals appearances and 6 Stanley Cup wins.

      • shaundre93 - Dec 28, 2013 at 8:27 PM

        Lol, ok. They’re 1 for 2 in my lifetime so I’m happy. Idk why you’re so hell bent on making Boston look bad. Jealous much?

      • drewzducks - Dec 29, 2013 at 2:02 AM

        Twatson sounds like another bitter, jealous tool/fool.

    • hockeyflow33 - Dec 28, 2013 at 10:58 PM

      Not? What year is this?

  2. govtminion - Dec 28, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    Oh good, and I have both on my fantasy team! I love today so much!

  3. 19to77 - Dec 28, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    Parise, Chara, Steen, Tavares, Seidenberg, Spezza… so, fun night in fantasy hockey.

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