Bruins’ Zdeno Chara says teams haven’t had time to think about not playing


The Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning players said they only discovered the postponement of NBA and other sports league games when they arrived at the rink on Wednesday night. At this point, they hadn’t had enough time to discuss the next step.“It was so close to our game that we were just getting ready,” said Bruins captain Zdeno Chara. “After our pre-game meal, we took a nap and then we were on the bus, so I don’t think any of us were watching TV until we got to the rink. And at that point, obviously, it was too close to the game to start discussions or try to move the games to different dates. We were basically following the schedule the NHL gave us. ”

Chara, however, expressed support for his other sports peers who decided to sit down Wednesday to protest persistent racial injustices, including the recent police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Games were postponed Wednesday across the NBA, WNBA, MLS and MLB.


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