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Bruins star defenseman Zdeno Chara suffers broken leg, but he'll be ready for start of next season

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Bruins star defenseman Zdeno Chara suffers broken leg, but he'll be ready for start of next season

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Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara had a rough 2014-15 season – including a knee injury and his team's first failure to make the playoffs since he arrived there in 2006 – and it was capped off Tuesday with news the 38-year-old defenseman suffered a broken left leg. The good news is he'll be ready for training camp.

Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara's rough 2014-15 season – which included a knee injury and his team's first failure to qualify for the playoffs since he arrived there in 2006 – was capped with news he'd suffered a broken leg.

The team announced Tuesday the 38-year-old Chara, who missed 19 games from October to December this season with the knee injury, suffered a non-displaced fracture in his left fibula and pegged his recovery time at four weeks. According to an NHL.com report, he suffered the injury after taking a David Booth shot off his ankle in an April 4 game against Toronto, but played the Bruins' final three regular-season games and averaged more than 24 minutes a game.

The veteran defenseman amassed eight goals and 12 assists in 63 games, and the Bruins will need him back at full health next year if they're going to make it back into the post-season.

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Bruins star defenseman Zdeno Chara suffers broken leg, but he'll be ready for start of next season