Marc Savard may miss season
Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said it’s well within the realm of possibility that Marc Savard could miss the rest of the season with the Grade 2 concussion the star playmaker suffered Sunday in Pittsburgh.
“That could be. There are only (17) games (remaining in the regular season),” said Chiarelli from the GM meetings in Boca Raton, Fla. “You look at the time he was unconscious on the ice and some of the symptoms he’s exhibiting now, this is a serious concussion.”
Chiarelli did not talk with Savard yesterday, but said he will meet with a neuro-psych specialist tomorrow.
As for the perpetrator of the hit, the Penguins’ Matt Cooke, there still was no decision on what, if any, penalty he’ll pay for the blindside blow to Savard’s head. While Chiarelli said “you’d like to see some certainty and a swift conclusion,” he allowed for the fact that league disciplinarian Colin Campbell could use his time at the GM meetings to get feedback as the GMs discuss head shots.
A decision on a suspension for Cooke could come today.