Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Marc Savard is done
Marc Savard of the Boston Bruins last played an NHL game on Jan. 22 when he suffered his second concussion in less than a year after taking a hit from Colorado Avalanche -- and former teammate -- Matt Hunwick.
The post-concussion symptoms have not gone away and with training camps set to open in a little over two weeks, the Bruins are going forward not expecting to have Savard back ... at all.
Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli told the Boston Globe that Savard won't play this season and most likely never again.
Concussion symptoms can disappear over time allowing players to come back and play, but given Savard's recent history, it might be a long wait until he makes a final decision on his future.
How many more players will be forced to walk away from the game before some serious action is taken?