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Zdeno Chara skates for first time since injury, likely out tonight

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  December 14, 2011 12:18 PM

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Zdeno Chara has completed a 35-minute skate at Scotiabank Place. It was the first time Chara skated since suffering a left knee injury last Saturday against Columbus at Nationwide Arena.

Chara skated with Jordan Caron under the watch of Doug Jarvis. Chara looked smooth during the drills. He did not perform any hard starts or stops. He did not engage in any body contact with Caron.

“I felt OK,” Chara said. “First skate. First time on the ice in 3-4 days. I didn’t expect to be feeling great. But also, I didn’t feel bad. It’s a good sign. You’re going to have those days. Slowly progressing.”

Chara will most likely not play tonight against the Senators. Chara will skate again tomorrow as he recovers from the injury.

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