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Puck to the face could sideline Chara in Game 5

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Jun 1 2019 St. Louis MO USA Boston Bruins defenseman Connor Clifton pins St. Louis Blues center Ivan Barbashev during the third period in game three of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final at Enterprise Center

"He had some stitches and will probably have some dental work in the near future".

Chara finished with just 8:23 of ice time in his early exit, but did return to the bench in the third period while not being allowed to enter back into the game.

The first Stanley Cup Final game hosted by St. Louis in 49 years did not exactly go the way the Blues had hoped.

Chara is a plus-12 in the postseason and a plus-53 in 179 career playoff games.

TSN's Frank Seravalli reported that Bruins sources told him a broken jaw for Chara was possible.

So with Chara playing the role of muted spectator, the Bruins were yet again forced to play with just five defensemen. Chara's absence also led to an increase workload for injury fill-in John Moore, whose 19:06 were a personal playoff high this spring and his most on-ice action since March 19 against the Islanders.

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"We'll get back to Boston, see where Gryz is at".

The severity of the injuries puts their availability for Game 5 in question.

John Moore replaced Grzelcyk on Boston's third defensive pairing in Game 3, which the Bruins won 7-2 to take a 2-1 series lead.

Chara was advised not to return to the game, which is why he did not play after suffering it. Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said he is not sure about Chara's status for Game 5 and that the captain would be reexamined in Boston.

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