Good sign for Marc Savard

WILMINGTON – Marc Savard’s condition finally is improving.

“I talked to him (Monday) night and he’s feeling better and better every day,” Bruins [team stats] general manager Peter Chiarelli said yesterday. “He had just gotten back from a brisk half-hour walk. It’s really good news. As far as when he’s back, I have no idea, but it’s good news.”

The Bruins hope Savard’s recovery from a serious concussion suffered March 7 accelerates to the point where he’s able to start exercising before too long. His return to game action, even if the B’s make a deep run in the playoffs, is a long shot, but the team hasn’t given up hope.

Meanwhile, defenseman Mark Stuart, who missed the final five games of the regular season with a finger infection that required surgery, hasn’t even resumed physical activity.

“The wound has pretty much healed, but he can’t exercise as long as he’s taking the antibiotics,” said Chiarelli, who added Stuart could be on medication for up to three more weeks depending on the status of the infection.

6 Responses to Good sign for Marc Savard

  1. hockey_lover says:

    SURELY the Bruins are winning the cup now.

  2. DannyLeafs says:

    In all seriousness though, I really hope that Savard can come back and be effective again. It would be quite a shame if the league lost such a talented player to a hit that shouldn't have been allowable.

    It really is sad that the league had to wait to lose one of its top ten scorers since the lockout before it realized these hits should be removed from the game.

    I said it at the time when people were debating the hit, (well not so much the hit, but what the punishment should have been) that I thought it would be this hit that really opened eyes since it was technically not an illegal hit, yet anybody could tell that it should not have been allowable. I didn't imagine that there would be absolutely no suspension, but I was fairly certain that it wasn't going to be as harsh as it seemed it should have been.

    Either way, I really hope the new rule has a positive effect, and that Savard can get back to his normal self.

  3. hockey_lover says:

    I 100000% hope he comes back and gets back to his old self. Without a doubt. I said it before and I'll say it again, Cooke should have been suspended. But, he wasnt so life goes on.

    I just like fanning the flames for bbruins and his intellectual retardedness.

  4. DannyLeafs says:

    Haha, I know what you mean, sometimes its fun just to see what he will say. He seems to take personal offense to everything I say. Even on the Hart trophy thread he seemed to oppose the very idea that I had an opinion. He ended up trying to argue by agreeing with almost everything I had to say, but still making it seem like he was in direct opposition of my opinion. It was kinda weird.

  5. Boston_Bruins says:

    Savard shouldn't feel pressured to come back. It just seems like a bad idea. Bergeron and Krejci have picked up their offensive games as expected since he's been out, so they can hold the fort down.

    Just wait a few months and you'll have a new toy to play with in Hall or Seguin.

  6. hockeyhead says:

    dude, pens lost to ottawa

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