Boston Bruins: 5 Reasons Why Zdeno Chara's Health Is Crucial to Success

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Boston Bruins: 5 Reasons Why Zdeno Chara's Health Is Crucial to Success
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When a player in the National Hockey League injures his knee and people start mentioning MCL sprains and other related diagnoses, it is usually a pretty discouraging sign.

For Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara, a scary knee injury was just a miniature speed bump in his journey toward another Stanley Cup run.

After suffering what looked to be a significant knee injury in a 5-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on December 10th, Chara returned to the Bruins' lineup a week later against the Flyers after missing just two games—both of which Boston was able to win in his absence.

It didn't cost the Bruins this time, but the most recent injury to their captain may have opened some eyes in Boston. Zdeno Chara's health is absolutely crucial to the success of the Boston Bruins.

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