Three teams linked to Zdeno Chara including the Maple Leafs

Published February 24, 2022 at 8:19

There's buzz that, with the NHL trade deadline approaching, Chara may end up on a contender after all. Isles insider Stefen Rosner recently linked Chara to the Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins, and Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Islanders are holding off on trading Chara until after Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Kings, when he would surpass Hall of Famer Chris Chelios in games played by a defenseman.

Rosner's blog:

A league source told NYI Hockey Now that following Zdeno Chara's record-breaking night on Thursday against the Los Angeles Kings, the New York Islanders will explore the NHL trade market to move Chara to a Stanley Cup contender.

But the source indicated the Islanders and GM Lou Lamoriello are waiting for Chara to break the record before moving him.

Could Chara end up back in Boston? What about with the Pittsburgh Penguins or the Maple Leafs? - Stefen Rosner

More to come.

Credit: HF
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