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Monday, January 31, 2011
Julien: Savard remains symptomatic

By Joe McDonald

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- While the Boston Bruins returned to the practice ice Monday afternoon at Ristuccia Arena following the four-day All-Star break, forward Marc Savard remained at home in Ontario with symptoms from his fourth career concussion that he suffered on Jan. 22.

He’s expected to return to Boston on Tuesday or Wednesday and will be re-evaluated at that point.

“He still has some symptoms. It hasn’t totally disappeared,” explained Bruins coach Claude Julien. “We’ll let the medical people deal with him when he gets back. Hopefully for his sake, not the team’s sake, but more for his sake that he gets better.
“It’s important for the individual here that he takes care of himself. The organization, medical staff, upper management and 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 due to post-concussion syndrome, the result of a Grade 2 concussion he suffered last March.