Zdeno Chara participated yesterday in his first full practice since injuring his left knee last Saturday against Columbus.

Chara made it through the entire session at the Canadian Hockey International Academy without limitations. He took part in line rushes, went one-on-one against several teammates, and engaged in down-low battle drills, taking hits and dealing out punishment.

Upon the team's arrival in Philadelphia last night, the Bruins assigned Steven Kampfer and Jordan Caron to Providence. Kampfer's assignment, which leaves the Bruins with six defensemen, indicates that Chara will return today.