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Claude Julien says Marc Savard ‘still has symptoms’

Bruins center Marc Savard [1] is still back home in Peterborough, Ontario, as he continues to be out with his second concussion in just over 10 months. Savard suffered a concussion on Jan. 22 after he was hit into the boards by Colorado defenseman Matt Hunwick. Coach Claude Julien [2], in saying there is no update on how the center feels, said Savard will return to Massachusetts in the coming days.

“He’s going to be back [in Boston] tomorrow or the day after, I think, and he’s going to be re-evaluated, but ‘€¦ he still has some symptoms,” Julien said. “That hasn’t totally disappeared, so we’ll let the medical people deal with him when he gets back here.

“Hopefully for his sake — not for the team’s sake, but more for his sake — he gets better. I think it’s important for the individual here, for a guy that’s gone through that, that he is taking care of himself. I think this organization — the medical staff, upper management, everybody — has always done the right thing as far as that’s concerned, and that won’t change.”

Savard missed the first 23 games of the season with post-concussion syndrome, the result of last March 17’s hit to the head from Penguins [3] forward Matt Cooke [4]. In 25 games this season, Savard has two goals and eight assists for 10 points. He has a minus-7 rating on the season.