Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli thought that the criminal investigation of Zdeno Chara stemming from a check on Montreal Canadien Max Pacioretty during a game on March 8th was dropped by Montreal Police, it turns that the investigation is still on-going and could be a "long investigation".
The Bruins GM announced during a phone conference with the media on Monday afternoon that the Montreal Police had halted their investigation into the on-ice incident. Not so fast. It turns out that there was a miscommunication between the Bruins organization and law enforcement handling the case north of the border. According to Sgt. Ian Lafrenière of the Montreal Police Department, the confusion arose when the Bruins contacted the Montreal Police to inquire if Zdeno Chara would be stopped at customs for questioning when the Bruins traveled to Canada last week to play the Toronto Maple Leafs. Lafrenière ensured the Bruins that Chara and the Bruins would not be questioned by investigators when crossing the border.
Ian Lafrenière (who claims to not be a hockey fan), was a guest on Felger & Mazz on 98.5 FM The Sports Hub this afternoon. Lafrenière insisted that there is an investigation and it is "not a joke", but it sounds like this is not the Montreal Police's top priority and Chara will not be questioned during the series. Ian Lafrenière did admit that the fans that called 911 about the Chara hit were "stupid".