Bruins coach offers 'no update' on Zdeno Chara's status after facial injury

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BOSTON — Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy didn’t speculate whether injured captain Zdeno Chara is out for Thursday’s Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final.

“Facial injury – no update on him,” Cassidy said. “I will give you an update on him tomorrow.”

The only hint Cassidy offered was that Chara didn’t skate, “so that makes it a little bit more difficult for him.”

“I’ve always said the guys who skating are little closer,” Cassidy said.

Chara, 42, suffered what appeared to be a significant injury early in the second period of Game 4 when he was struck in the face by a shot from Blues forward Brayden Schenn. The shot, from close range, struck Chara’s stick and deflected upward.

Some reports have said Chara suffered a broken jaw, but all Cassidy confirmed after the game was that Chara received stitches to close the cut and that he would need dental work.

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