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Reports: Savard to sit rest of season

Posted by Matt Pepin, Boston.com Staff  February 6, 2011 06:23 PM

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ESPNBoston and CSNNE are both reporting that the Bruins plan to have center Marc Savard, who suffered a concussion two weeks ago, sit out the rest of the season.

Both reports, citing unnamed sources, indicate the Bruins are expected to make an official announcement tomorrow.

The development was expected. It was Savard's second serious concussion in less than a year. In March, a blow by Pittsburgh's Matt Cooke sidelined Savard until the playoffs, and post-concussion syndrome kept Savard out of action until December this season.

Savard, who suffered a moderate concussion on Jan. 22 at Colorado and is still experiencing headaches, met with team doctors last Friday. The following day, Savard, agent Larry Kelly, and general manager Peter Chiarelli discussed how to proceed. The Bruins had been pessimistic about Savard’s return when the center’s post-concussion symptoms hadn’t waned after more than 10 days after he absorbed the hit.

"There’s no way any doctor is going to clear him," a team source said last week.

Savard and the Bruins will defer any retirement discussions until the offseason.

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