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Zdeno Chara sits bloody on the bench after putting a puck in his mouth



ST. LOUIS – Zdeno Chara assisted at the first goal of Bruins in Game 4, but needed medical help at the start of the second half. [3,659,002] At 3:07 am, the Bruins captain stepped out of the jaw after a peck of nose and mouth.

Brayden Schenn's wrist rode up the redwood-sized stick of Chara and seemed to rattle the right side of his mouth. Chara's blood spilled onto the ice and he went to the dressing room for repair without showing any apparent emotion as he ran away.

Chara returned for the third time lying on the bench with a blister shield. He missed in the second section 1

6 minutes and 57 seconds and sat on the bench throughout the third section. The only time he got on the ice was a break to cheer on his teammates.

The Bruins, who in the first phase pulled newcomer Connor Clifton to Chara's right side and brought his usual partner Charlie McAvoy with John Moore, went with a Moore-McAvoy couple in the next shift.

Since Game 1, when Matt Grzelcyk 4:29 was eliminated after a goal by Oskar Sundqvist on the head, they had not played with five defenders.

  Zdeno Chara was flat on the ice after Zdeno Chara hit a puck in the second period.
Zdeno Chara was flat on the ice after hitting a puck in the second period. (John Tlumacki / Globus Associate)

  Zdeno Chara became bloody when he reached a knee.
Zdeno Chara became bloody when he reached a knee. (John Tlumacki / Globe Staff) "class =" height_auto_width_full – mobile_width_full – tablet-only "src =" https://www.bostonglobe.com/resizer/yCf_k9xCAs7w3W0JbjUjc9wtCfE=/960×0/arc-anglerfish- arc2-prod-bostonglobe.s3.amazonaws.com/public/EUKLZ5EGPMI6TI3FXCFY6ZCYYU.jpg"/>
Zdeno Chara left the ice with medical help for a bloody mouth. (John Tlumacki / Globe Staff) [19659016] Follow Matt Porter on Twitter at @mattyports


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