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Bruins’ Chara bloodied by puck late in Game 1

The Boston Bruins had a lot to celebrate in beating the St. Louis Blues 4-2 in Game 1 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final, but they also must be concerned about Zdeno Chara.

Cameras picked up shots of Chara being bloodied in the arm/wrist area, and looking to be in considerable pain, during the closing moments of Game 1. Chara immediately left the ice after blocking a shot, and the moment came late enough in the third period that he understandably did not return to action.

After Game 1, Chara told reporters that he is fine and just needed some stitches. Naturally, teams and players can be secretive about injuries this time of year, so if anything else develops, PHT will pass along further information.

Blues-Bruins Game 2 is Wednesday night at 8 p.m. ET from TD Garden on NBCSN and the NBC Sports app.