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Chara could miss two games to carry Slovakia’s flag at Olympics

Jan 16, 2014, 1:38 PM EDT

From CSN New England’s Joe Haggerty:

The opening ceremonies for the 2014 Winter Olympics are set for Feb. 7 in Sochi. The Bruins’ last two games before the break are Feb. 6 in St. Louis and Feb. 8 at home versus Ottawa.

For the Bruins, it would be hard to deny their captain the honor of carrying the flag for his country, even if the season-ending injury to Dennis Seidenberg has already put a strain on the blue line.

Chara is averaging 25:03 of ice time this season. The 36-year-old has been remarkably durable throughout his career, missing only a handful of games due to injury, despite all the hard, physical minutes he’s logged.

Related: The Blues have a ‘plan’ to battle Olympic fatigue

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