The biggest question looming over Game 3 between the Bruins and Canadiens is whether or not Zdeno Chara will suit up Monday night in Montreal. Chara sat out Saturday’s Game 2 after being hospitalized for dehydration on Friday night. Early reports out of Montreal this morning have the Bruins captain taking the morning skate with his teammates.
Chara wasn’t ruled out of Game 2 until after attempting to take the warmup, so his status may not be determined until the last possible minute once again. Claude Julien has remained mum on the topic thus far, but it’s a positive sign for Bruins fans that Chara was skating this morning.
Update: The Boston Globe reports that Chara will be a game-time decision. It’s looking like he’ll be a go based on reports from this morning’s skate, but Claude Julien is keeping his cards close to his chest:
“As we speak, it’s looking good,” Julien said. “But I can’t stand here right now and say he’s a definite in.”