Mark Savard Needs Rest

There is a chance that Boston Bruins’ veteran forward, Marc Savard, could have played his final NHL game. This 33 year-old, who scored 33 points in 41 games last season, is according to a Bruins source still experiencing post concussion symptoms, and as a result may miss the entire season. “It’s not a good situation,” the Bruins said about Savard, who before notifying the club about his latest setback, was on the trading block for the entire off- season. “It’s complex. Not sure how this will play out.” Savard’s post concussion symptoms are tied to last March 7 when he obtained a Grade 2 concussion courtesy of a controversial hit by Pittsburgh Penguins’ agitator, Matt Cooke. After missing two months Savard, who has spent the past four seasons with the Bruins, returned for the Eastern Conference semi-finals last spring against the Philadelphia Flyers. Even though he got the green light and was deemed healthy for the entire seven game series, Savard began feeling those all too familiar symptoms once again late this past summer. Concussions are obviously nothing to fool around with. This past summer it was announced that veteran forward, Paul Kariya, who suffered his second concussion last year, will sit out this season with post concussion symptoms. As for Savard, nothing has been announced, but for now the team and Savard are in a holding pattern to see how things play out in the next few days and weeks. In 782 NHL games played with the New York Rangers, Calgary Flames, Atlanta Thrashers and Bruins Savard has scored 205 goals and 696 points. 29sports.com wishes all the best for the savvy forward.

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