Zdeno Chara did not play in the Bruins Game 4 win over the Hurricanes Thursday, but the teams longtime captain skated out in uniform after the game to celebrate and lead the Bruins in the ceremonial, end-of-series handshake line.
NBC Sports microphones captured Charas conversation with Hurricanes head coach Rod BrindAmour, who wanted to know first and foremost if Chara was in good health.
You gonna be alright? BrindAmour can be heard asking Chara.
Yeah, Ill be alright, Chara, who the Bruins expect to return for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, said.
Wow! Rod BrindAmour showing such great respect for Z! Classy!
Dan Roche (@RochieWBZ) May 17, 2019
Well, good luck to you. Much respect for you. You cant keep doing this, BrindAmour said, an apparent reference to Charas age (he turned 42 in 2019). Good for you. Good luck to you, good luck to you.
BrindAmour, 48, played in the NHL for 20 years and retired after the 2009-10 season. 2018-19 was his first season as an NHL head coach.