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Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:42pm EDT
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(The Sports Xchange) - Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara will miss four to six weeks because of a tear of the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

The defenseman was injured in the first period of his team's 3-2 loss to the New York Islanders on Thursday night.

General manager Peter Chiarelli said surgery is not expected.

"This is completely different, isolated from other ligaments that are more critical of the maneuvering of the knee," Chiarelli said. "So the good news is it's isolated to that."

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Philadelphia Flyers defensemen Braydon Coburn and Andrew MacDonald each will miss approximately four weeks because of lower-body injuries.

Coburn has not played since sustaining a lower-body injury during the Flyers' opening-night loss to the Boston Bruins. He had traveled with the team during its recent three-game road trip with the hope of returning.

The Flyers also announced forward Zac Rinaldo is day-to-day with an upper-body injury sustained during the Flyers' win against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday.

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May 14, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) skates away as the Montreal Canadiens celebrate after Chara deflected a shot into his own goal during the third period  of Montreal's 3-1 win in game seven of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports