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Julien: Savard not feeling better

Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien told the Boston Globe on Tuesday morning that Marc Savard, who was knocked unconscious by a Matt Cooke hit on Sunday afternoon, had not improved much since returning to Boston on Monday.

"The only update I've had is that today, he's definitely not feeling better," Julien said. "It's been a little hard on him. So obviously it's a pretty serious concussion."

The Bruins announced Monday that Savard was diagnosed with a Grade 2 concussion. Doctors will continue to evaluate him over the next 4-5 days before determining how long the star center might be out.

General manager Peter Chiarelli acknowledged at the NHL general managers meetings in Florida that Savard could be out for the rest of the season, though he stressed it was still too soon to tell.

Considering that Savard has to be symptom-free before he can even attempt to take the tests to gain clearance for playing and the fact that there are just five weeks left in the regular season, Chiarelli obviously cannot rule out Savard being unavailable for the remaining slate.