Bruins' Zdeno Chara skates with full face shield after taking puck to face, but will he play in Game 5?


SportsPulse: They can finally play Gloria at home. The St. Louis Blues tied the series at two and it looks like this thing could go seven.

BOSTON — Bruins injured defenseman Zdeno Chara skated this morning with a full face shield and coach Bruce Cassidy said it will be a “game-time decision” whether he plays in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final tonight (8 p.m. ET, NBC).

Chara, 42, was hit in the face by Blues forward Brayden Schenn’s shot in Game 4. Multiple reports said he suffered a broken jaw. The only information Cassidy has provided is that Chara has stitches to close the cut and that he needs dental work.

“He’s an incredibly tough man and he’s willing to play through anything,” Boston forward Brad Marchand said. “It shows so much character in him … there is a reason why he is still playing and he’s a Hall of Fame player. He’s willing to put his body through anything to win.”

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Cassidy said the doctor will have to sign off on Chara first, and…

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