Marc Savard remains hopeful that his condition will change and allow him to attempt a comeback. But Savard, who is visiting TD Garden today, acknowledged such a future is a longshot.
ďRight now, the way Iím still feeling and the daily issues Iím having, itís tough to see a bright future right now,Ē Savard said. ďItís tough. I still have my tough days.Ē
Savardís symptoms include headaches and memory loss. Savard said he is not dealing with depression currently.
Savard is serving as an assistant coach for son Zacharyís midget team.
Savard was shut down after being hit last year by former teammate Matt Hunwick. Savard said that hit added to the jolt he received from Deryk Engelland the previous week.
Savard is not expected to retire. He is signed through 2016-17 at a $4,007,143 annual cap hit. If Savard retires, he would not be eligible to receive his pay.
ďWhen I sit back and look at it right now, if I donít ever play again, Iím happy,Ē Savard said. ďIím on the Stanley Cup. I got a ring. Lot of credit to Peter Chiarelli and the organization for doing that for me. That was unexpected. I had a decent career if I donít play again. I enjoy what Iím doing right now.Ē