Missed three games due to injury (4/8-4/11) ... Earned an assist and played in his 500th NHL game at NSH (3/30) ... Earned an assist vs. BOS (3/29) ... Scored the GWG vs. VAN (3/14) ... Tallied two assists at PHI (3/5) ... Recorded his second career three-assist game vs. PHI (3/2) ... Missed five games due to injury (1/31-2/8) ... Registered three points (2g, 1a), scored his 100th NHL/Capitals goal and scored the GWG in OT at BUF (1/28) ... Registered two assists at TB (1/9) ... Scored two goals at MIN (1/4) ... Scored a goal vs. NYR (12/27) ... Registered an assist vs. NJ (12/21) ... Scored a goal vs. PHI (12/15) ... Earned an assist and led WSH in ice time (24:52) and blocked shots (4) vs. NSH (12/7) ... Scored his first goal of the season vs. CAR (12/3) ... Missed three games with a lower-body injury (11/15-11/20) ... Earned an assist, blocked five shots and led all skaters with 31:01 of ice time vs. CGY (10/3) ... Earned two assists at CHI (10/1)
WHL East First All-Star Team (2005) AHL All-Rookie Team (2006) NHL First All-Star Team (2009, 2010)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (2011)
There's no discouragement in that room. There's no issues there at all to be honest with you. It's more about, 'Hey, it's opportunities for players.' And if we become that bad of a team because of one player, it's not a real good sign for our hockey club. So this is part of sports. It's part of hockey.
— Bruins coach Claude Julien on the loss of Zdeno Chara to injury