There's been plenty of chatter regarding Zdeno Chara's status for the Boston Bruins Game 5 tonight against the St. Louis Blues. 

While WEEI's Christian Fauria reports that Chara is out for the series many believe he'll be ready to play tonight. 

One of those believers is Fauria's former teammate and NFL legend Tom Brady. 

Brady spoke to reporters on Thursday and believes Chara will be out there if he's cleared. 

"(He’s) amazing,” Brady said. “He’s accomplished a lot in his career, and he represents a great team. We’ve been in the same area, so following him and following the Bruins, it’s been an exciting time to be around here. He’s been a great role model for people — very tough, very disciplined, very dedicated guy. 

“One of the nicest guys I’ve ever met in my life, and I’m just happy to see that team be in the position that they’re in. It sucks for him to have a broken jaw, but knowing him, he’ll be out there if he can.”

It's seems Fauria is the only person in North America who doesn't think Chara will play tonight. 

Source: NESN