Zdeno Chara might be dressed up against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday
Chara, who was out for "illness" was back at practice on Friday. The Boston Bruins are entering in a crucial part of their season as they are fighting for a wildcard playoffs spots. The veteran defenseman and captain of the Boston Bruins can definitely add up to his team, even if he has considerably slowed down since the past few years. Nevertheless, it will certainly be a well received reinforcement for the B's who need leadership after what happen with the relieved of Claude Julien earlier this week.
"I had a good practice with the team, and I'm feeling much better, obviously, than I did [on Thursday], or even two or three days ago," Chara said following practice. "It's very unfortunate. These things come, and as much as you want to control them and be well and be playing and practicing, it's something that is hard to explain - I just felt so fatigued and so out of it, that you probably would do more harm to yourself, and obviously, to the team, than good."
Zdeno Chara's comments on Claude Julien
"Well, obviously, we - including myself - we felt bad for him," Chara said, of Claude Julien's departure. "It's a tough situation where you see a good coach, good person, being let go because the results that we put up were not good enough. So, we all took responsibility for that, yeah."
"He's obviously a coach who's done a tremendous job in Boston over the course of his time here. He was a big part of us wining in 2011 and that will never be forgotten. Wherever he goes, he's going to be successful, and we all wish him well."