Boston Bruins president Cam Neely issued a statement prior to the team's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night regarding captain Zdeno Chara, who was under investigation for his hit on Montreal Canadiens winger Max Pacioretty during the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs. Today, Quebec officials ruled that they would not press charges on Chara.
"The Bruins organization respects the process that the Quebec prosecutors office undertook regarding Zdeno Chara and we are satisfied with their announcement today," Neely said in his statement. "We now consider this matter closed and the organization will have no further comment."
Chara has played in 16 games this season and has one goal and 12 assists for 13 points. Last season, the B's captain recorded 14 goals and 30 assists for 44 points and had two goals and seven assists in the Cup run.