Zdeno Chara 'relieved' to be cleared

Updated: March 11, 2011, 8:55 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Bruins captain Zdeno Chara briefly addressed the NHL's decision to not impose further discipline for his hit on Canadiens winger Max Pacioretty.

"Obviously I'm satisfied and happy about it. Relieved," Chara said Thursday morning. "They looked at it and made a decision, and I respect that."

Pacioretty suffered a severe concussion and a non-displaced fracture of the fourth vertebra in his neck when his head hit the partition between the benches in the waning seconds ...

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