BY KEVIN HARRIMAN
Boston Sports Desk Publisher
MARC SAVARD PLACED ON LONG TERM INJURED RESERVE, WILL MISS REMAINDER OF SEASON
BOSTON, MA – There was no suspense in the Bruins’ Press Conference held this afternoon at T.D. Garden. The long-held belief that Bruins Center Marc Savard was likely done for the year became a reality.
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced
today that forward Marc Savard has been placed on long-term injured
reserve and will miss the remainder of the 2010-11 regular season and
playoffs, should the Bruins qualify.
Savard sustained a concussion during the Bruins/Avalanche game on
Saturday, January 22, his second concussion in 10 months (first occurred
March 7, 2010 at Pittsburgh). Savard played his first game of the
2010-11 season on December 2 after missing the season’s first 23 games
with post-concussion symptoms. In 25 games this year, Savard registered
two goals and eight assists for 10 points.
He signed a seven-year contract extension with the Bruins through the
2016-17 season on December 1, 2009, after originally joining the Bruins
as a free agent on July 1, 2006. He has skated in 304 games for Boston
in his four-plus years with the club, registering 74 goals and 231
assists for 305 points. For his career, the 33-year-old has 207 goals
and 499 assists for 706 points in 807 NHL regular season games with the
Rangers, Flames, Thrashers and Bruins.