The NHL season may be over for Bruins captain Zdeno Chara, but that doesn't mean the defensemen will be resting during the offseason. Beginning May 4th, Chara will suit up for his home country Slovakia in theInternational Ice Hockey Federarion (IIHF) World Championships.
Though the Bruins were initially apprehensive given the broken nose Chara suffered during the playoffs, Chara was insistent on playing.
It was an easy decision for me, said Chara. "In my heart I feel I made the right decision. Im fully committed to play hard for Slovakia.
The IIHF will mark the ninth time Chara has suited up for Slovakia in international play, including two Olympics.