One week after being diagnosed with postconcussion syndrome by the Bruins medical consultants, star center Marc Savard drove his truck back to Boston Friday from Peterborough, Ontario and this morning will address the media in an informal news conference inside the Bruins dressing room on Causeway Street.
Savard, who sustained a Grade 2 concussion in March, returned to play in Round 2 of the playoffs, but reportedly suffered the return of some concussion symptoms this summer. Saturday will be the first time he has addressed the Boston media en masse since the Game 7 loss to Philadelphia in the playoffs in May.
Only a day after being diagnosed with PCS, Savard returned home to Ontario for a few days of rest and relaxation. He was expected back in the Hub earlier this week, but did not come back until Friday.
Savard is not expected to be ready in time for the start of the 2010-11 NHL season and he is not expected to accompany the team on its upcoming trip to Northern Ireland and the Czech Republic. The Bruins leave for Europe on Wednesday evening, following an exhibition game against the Capitals on Causeway Street.