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Andy Kostka

Andy Kostka

Andy Kostka is a sports reporter for The Washington Times. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, and held internships at USA TODAY and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette during college. Kostka can be reached at

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In this  Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 file photo, Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) pushes Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) from the crease in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Boston. Longtime Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara signed with the Washington Capitals on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, a stunning move less than a week before most NHL teams open training camp.  (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File) **FILE**

Longtime Bruins captain Zdeno Chara signs deal with Capitals

Chara signed a one-year, $795,000 deal with the Capitals, and he'll face his former team eight times during the regular season. Chara has been one of the most physically imposing players in the NHL over his 22-year career. Published December 30, 2020