Zdeno Chara suffers bloody wrist blocking slap shot in Game 1
Zdeno Chara was left bloodied after blocking a puck late in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday.
The Boston Bruins were leading 4-2 in the final minute of the game after scoring on an empty net with under two minutes to go. The Blues were attempting a comeback and tried to score on a slap shot by Vladimir Tarasenko. Chara stood in the way and blocked the shot, but it hit his wrist first and caused him to bleed:
Chara blocked a shot with his wrist and it cut open immediately, started bleeding pic.twitter.com/K7UjAffKtd
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) May 28, 2019
The Bruins captain exited the ice after being bloodied. He had an assist, two blocks and two hits in just over 19 minutes on the ice in Boston’s 4-2 win.
Chara did not play in Game 4 of the conference final against the Hurricanes due to a lower body injury. He is a +11 this postseason.