After missing 19 games because of a knee injury, Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara will be back in the lineup when the B's play the Chicago Blackhawks.

B's would say that it is not a moment too soon.

But while the big defenseman has been missed, the team has kept its head above water. The B's went 11-7-1 without Chara.

The news on David Krejci is not quite as good. He continues to practice with the team as he comes back from a hip injury but will not play tonight.