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Chiarelli: Chara 50-50 For Wednesday Night

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Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins celebrates a second period goal while playing the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena on December 10, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins celebrates a second period goal while playing the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena on December 10, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) – Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara has made the trip to Ottawa, but his status is still up in the air for Wednesday night’s game against the Senators.

“I would say unlikely; I’d say 50-50 for tonight,” General Manager Peter Chiarelli said of Chara’s Wednesday night status on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich. “I would expect to see him in on Saturday [against Philadelphia]. I think he’s been riding the bike and looking decent and better. I don’t know about tonight though.”

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“Usually when guys come… they’re likely to play on the trip,” said Chiarelli.

Chara suffered a “lower-body” injury Saturday night in Columbus, and is day-to-day. He missed just his 13th regular season game in a Bruins uniform Tuesday night, sitting out Boston’s 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings.

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Chara is second on the Bruins with a plus-18, second to Tyler Seguin’s plus-21. The B’s captain has six goals and 13 assists, and leads the team averaging nearly 25 minutes of ice-time per game.

Forward Gregory Campbell will miss his second straight game Wednesday night with a cracked bone in his foot.

98.5 The Sports Hub is the only place to hear every game of the Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins 2011-12 NHL season with Dave Goucher and Bob Beers. Pregame coverage begins 30 minutes before the puck drops, with Postgame coverage following each game.

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