BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins know Zdeno Chara well enough to know he won’t be taking it easy on his former teammates.
They will face him for the first time Saturday when Boston plays the Washington Capitals.
Chara spent 14 seasons as the Bruins captain and led them to the 2011 Stanley Cup championship.
He left as a free agent this offseason rather than accept what could have been a diminished role in Boston.
Bruins forward Brad Marchand says he plans to keep his distance and added: “You don’t want to poke the bear.”