Game 5 goes down tonight, news and speculation is flying around left and right.
This morning Zdeno Chara hit the ice for practice and joined his teammates.
Not only was he on the ice but he was wearing a contact jersey.
Matt Grzelcyk was also on the ice today and after wearing a red no-contact jersey yesterday, Grzelcyk was wearing a contact jersey today.
It looks and sounds like both Chara and Grzelcyk will be ready to go tonight.
It sounds like the sky isn't falling after all and all the Bruins' need is for the first line to show up tonight during 5 on 5 play.
Head coach Bruce Cassidy spoke to the media after practice today and said both players are game time decisions. He added that while Chara was in a contact jersey for practice, he still needs full medical clearance tonight by a doctor and the decision isn't up to Chara.
Cassidy also told reporters that even if both are cleared to play, seven defenseman might still be the best option for the Bruins' tonight.
Cassidy said the doctor has to clear Chara. If he’s cleared, then it’s up to him if he feels he can/should play. If not cleared by doctor, Chara has no say.
— Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) June 6, 2019