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Bruins GM: Savard out for year, likely career

Posted on: August 31, 2011 2:26 pm
Edited on: August 31, 2011 2:51 pm
 

By Brian Stubits

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli brought some sobering news to a festive offseason for Boston, saying that Marc Savard isn't expected to play in 2011-12 at all. Moreover, the team is assuming the forward's career is finished.

From the Boston Globe Bruins Blog:

“Marc Savard won’t play this year,” Chiarelli said. “Nothing has changed in our monitoring. He’ll be examined and he’ll be declared unfit to play.

“Based on what I see, what I hear, what I read, and what I’m told, it’s very unlikely Marc will play again,” Chiarelli continued. “Now, knowing the uncertainty of this injury, there’s always a chance [he could play]. But based on what I’m told, it’s very unlikely he’ll play. As an employer, I support him and hope he gets back to living a healthy life.”

There's been little bad news for Bruins in the past few months. Obviously that changed with the announcement.

It's terrible news. You don't ever want to see a player's career ended short this way. Unfortunately, it doesn't come out of the blue as a total shock. Savard has spent a good part of the past few years dealing with concussions. He first took one on the controversial blindside hit from Matt Cooke that helped the NHL move forward in eliminating the hits from the sport.

He eventually returned but suffered a second concussion in February of this season. Since then he has continued to struggle with post-concussion symptoms and it appears nobody is willing to let the 34-year-old Savard get back on the ice.

Only defenseman Zdeno Chara is under contract with the Bruins for longer than Savard, who still has six seasons at more than $4 million per left.

It wasn't long ago that Savard was at the top of his game. In 2008-09 he played a full 82-game slate with the Bruins and had 25 goals with 63 assists. His best season came while in Atlanta when he scored a career-high 28 goals and had 69 assists for a 97-point season.

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Comments

Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: September 3, 2011 9:23 am
 

Bruins GM: Savard out for year, likely career

It's funny when the video is right here and people still say it was an elbow, weird.

Stupid Isles fan!

Just don't send Gillies and his band of goons after me please, LOL!



Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: September 3, 2011 12:37 am
 

Bruins GM: Savard out for year, likely career

Savard is out for the year and a Penguin fan thinks this was blown out of proportion. What a shocker? That just goes to show how idiotic and classless some Penguin fans are, and it was his elbow not his shoulder that knocked him out you imbecile...

 

 




Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: September 2, 2011 3:04 pm
 

Bruins GM: Savard out for year, likely career



Stay classy Chara!

Maybe Savard is karma for this...hmmmmmm?

Every team has players that throw borderline/dirty checks.

It's hockey for God's sake.

Everyone is getting soft, NFL/NHL... I'm sick of it.



Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: September 2, 2011 2:55 pm
 

Bruins GM: Savard out for year, likely career

With it being Matt Cooke and the unfortunate result this is being blown way out of proportion. There was NO elbow, he attempted an open ice shoulder check at full speed an unfortunately got the head as Savard admired his shot instead of looking up. Very similiar to the Steckle Crosby (shoulder to turned head) hit which could end up having the same result...




Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: September 2, 2011 2:44 pm
 

Bruins GM: Savard out for year, likely career

Nice shoulder check...unfortunate result! Keep playin' hard Cookie! Best of luck to Savard. Pales in comparison to the Chara head into turnbuckle run last year though.



Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: September 2, 2011 1:58 pm
 

Bruins GM: Savard out for year, likely career

I hope someone nails Cooke good this season. Chara should show him what a real elbow is.



Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: September 1, 2011 8:45 pm
 

Bruins GM: Savard out for year, likely career

Cooke lines up Savard and purposely gets his elbow up high and nails him in the head. Matt Cooke is an absolute piece of Sh#t and should be suspended a year without pay. The Bruins should get the Penguins 1st round 2012 draft pick as well for compensation for this...



Since: Sep 1, 2009
Posted on: September 1, 2011 4:47 pm
 

Bruins GM: Savard out for year, likely career

Ah, yes....history repeats itself as another scumbag Penguin effectively ends the career of a Bruins star.

Matt Cooke is a douchebag who deserves to get run a few times with a well-placed elbow upside his head.  



Since: Mar 17, 2009
Posted on: September 1, 2011 3:01 pm
 

Bruins GM: Savard out for year, likely career

Here's hoping Pittsburgh never wins anything again with those
jokes of residents that call themselves fans (when the team is winning).

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Kind of like the Detroit fans eh? 



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: September 1, 2011 11:41 am
 

Bruins GM: Savard out for year, likely career

Concussions/head shots should be banned from all sports. I never understood why they wear helmets when players continue to run each other into the ground/wall without expecting any head trauma. If any athlete causes more than 5 concussion (3 to the same player) they are banned from that sport forever.


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