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Bruins to ease off Zdeno Chara’s workload

The breakthrough usually happens midway through the summer. Perhaps even in mid-sprint, Zdeno Chara feels the point when his once-battered body snaps back into a familiar groove.

“You’re noticing that you’re getting stronger,” he said. “You’re noticing that you’re getting faster. That’s when it’s fun. I like that.”

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