Big Z gets a Sens 'A'

BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 10:03 AM ET

TORONTO -- Zdeno Chara officially got an 'A' on his training camp report card from coach Bryan Murray yesterday.

The Senators defenceman was named as an assistant to captain Daniel Alfredsson following the team's practice yesterday.

Defenceman Wade Redden will wear the second 'A.'

That means the Big Z will have the 'A' on his chest during tonight's game against the Leafs at the Air Canada Centre. Many feel Chara is deserving of the honour.

"From getting to know him and seeing what he contributes, I feel like he is a guy who belongs in the leadership group," said Murray. "He is a guy who is respected for what he says and he does on the ice. We had a meeting (yesterday) and he wasn't afraid to make his points. He contributes."


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