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Bruins' Chara yet to rule out surgery, has no timetable for return

Winslow Townson / USA TODAY Sports

From frustrated to stir crazy - the Boston Bruins aren't taking too kindly to their latest hit of adversity.

Less than two weeks after injuring his knee and learning of the four-to-six week recovery diagnosis, captain Zdeno Chara fielded questions pertaining to his return - a process seemingly testing the blue-liner's conviction.

"There is not a timeline right now," Chara said via the team's official Twitter page. "I wish I could tell you guys exactly when I'm going to return. But at this point, it's really such a slow process, that who knows when the day is going to be."

Timing is not the only uncertainty hanging high over Chara's head; the towering captain also admitted that surgery hasn't yet been ruled out. 

"We'll see," Chara said, reported CSNNE's Joe Haggerty. "It’s always nice to be able to avoid surgeries. We’ll see how it goes, but (not having to undergo an operation immediately, and perhaps avoiding it altogether) was good news."

Boston is 3-1 since losing their captain, with all three wins coming within the Atlantic Division.

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