Savard Still Several Weeks Away From Returning

There’s a lot of discussion right now regarding the Boston Bruins and how they’re going to handle their salary cap situation. They might have more time on their hands than most seem to think as center Marc Savard remains several weeks away before he’s ready to return from concussion issues.

Sources close to Savard tell me he’s passed the necessary baseline test to resume playing but has yet to begin practicing with the team. He is skating on his own but the same source tells me Savard is “Nowhere close to returning to live game action”. Trading Savard is virtually impossible considering his health issues.

One player whose name has been routinely thrown out there is Blake Wheeler, a young forward who scored almost 40 goals in his first two years in the NHL. Wheeler was awarded a 1 year deal worth $2.2 million following an arbitration hearing last summer. Word is the Bruins have told Wheeler’s agent they have no plans on moving him citing his age and upside. We all know there are no guarantees and a Wheeler trade is always possible.

It’s been reported that Boston has been heavily scouting the Phoenix Coyotes with their eyes on young Coyotes D-man Keith Yandle.

3 Responses to Savard Still Several Weeks Away From Returning

  1. Boston_Bruins says:

    He's just gotta take his time. Rushing him back would be beyond stupid. The team is playing well right now due in large part to the depth at center. Him coming back will be a huge boost but there doesn't seem to be any issues with holding the fort down until he's fully ready.

    And enough about Yandle, the Bruins are not getting him.

  2. hockey_lover says:

    While I do agree that their depth at center is a strength, I think  think think the main reason they are where they are is Thomas. He has been so ridiculously lights out thus far. Can he keep it up? Likely not but good lord .. right it while its hot man.

  3. Boston_Bruins says:

    Lol yeah he has been somewhat of a factor. I'm really feeling it with him this year. Timmy is such a competitive guy and you know he wasn't happy about losing his job to Rask. And when you think about how he wasn't 100% healthwise last season, it's almost like he's a new goalie. I'm not expecting a perfect record sub 1.00 GAA and over .980 save percentage obviously, but I really think he can do some damage and prove some doubters wrong. And having Rask there as well just creates a great tandem (his stats do not at all reflect his play so far; he hasn't been good by any means, but he's been solid in his 2 games).

    Still though, Krejci has been great, Bergeron is his usual self and Seguin has been a nice surprise so far. The offense itself has been awesome (or at least compared to the disaster that was the 09/10 season.

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