Bruins captain Zdeno Chara said he wants to play next season, when he will turn 44 -- and he wants to do it in Boston.

Chara said Thursday that he still was raw from the Bruins' playoff elimination when he said Monday night, "I'm going to be open-minded" about returning. He clarified: "I feel strong physically and I'm positive, and I believe I can still play this game and contribute to the team and I want to stay in Boston."

"I want to be a Boston Bruin," he said on a conference call w