BOSTON (WHDH) - Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara has returned to the practice rink ahead of Game 5 in Boston.
The team captain suffered a gruesome facial injury in a 4-2 Game 4 Stanley Cup Final loss to the St. Louis Blues.
Chara was not seen wearing a no-contact jersey and was wearing a helmet designed to protect his face.
Defenseman Matt Grzelcyk, who was hospitalized following a bone-crunching hit in Game 2, was also spotted at practice wearing a regular black jersey. He skated with a red non-contact jersey on Wednesday after missing a pair of games with a head injury.
Head coach Bruce Cassidy said Chara and Grzelcyk will both be game-time decisions.
Game 5 is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. at TD Garden.
‘The series is tied 2-2.
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