FLUTO SHINZAWA | ON HOCKEY

Zdeno Chara’s absence will test Bruins’ resolve

The Bruins already had issues on defense even before Zdeno Chara was felled Thursday Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis

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Opponents will find the going a little easier in the Boston zone, and each Bruin will have to do his job better.

Bruins’ Zdeno Chara has knee ligament tear, will miss 4-6 weeks

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said the team’s captain will not need surgery to repair the injury.

FLUTO SHINZAWA I ON HOCKEY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/05/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Lee_bruinswings5_spts.jpg Zdeno Chara injury leaves Bruins with serious issues on defense

The Bruins will call up a defenseman from Providence, but no one can replace the contributions of the team’s captain.

Islanders 3, Bruins 2

Zdeno Chara injured as Bruins lose to Islanders

Multiple reports indicated Chara suffered a possible left knee ligament injury, which could keep him out for 4-6 weeks.

Johnny Boychuk returns to the Garden ice for the time since being traded to the Islanders Oct. 4.
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BRUINS NOTEBOOK

Johnny Boychuk says return to Boston was ‘an interesting night’

The former Bruins defenseman was greeted with a video tribute and standing ovation during the first period.

NHL roundup

NHL roundup: Red Wings rally past Penguins in OT

Justin Abdelkader’s goal 4:16 into overtime capped a dramatic Detroit rally, giving the host Red Wings a 4-3 victory.

BRUINS NOTEBOOK

Ex-Bruin Johnny Boychuk off to fast start in New York

The popular defenseman, who was traded to the Islanders before the season, is off to a hot start with New York.

Bruins notebook

Torey Krug out to shed ‘offensive defenseman’ label

He wants to prove his worth as a defensive defenseman, that’s not what comes to the minds of most when they think about Krug.

Bruins lose 2013 Stanley Cup Final

SPECIAL SECTION

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/06/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/bruins-big-7310-7365--90x90.jpg How it all fell apart for the Bruins

Look back on the NHL title series in which the Bruins fell to the Blackhawks in heartbreaking fashion.

Stanley Cup history

INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/05/31/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/rings-4383--90x90.JPG 50 years of Stanley Cup rings

Examine the rewards that the champions of the NHL for the past half-century have earned as a Stanley Cup booty.

Bruins' championship history

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The 6 Stanley Cup banners in Bruins history

Will the Bruins add a seventh to this collection of Stanley Cup banners they have accumulated through the decades?