Savard speaks: 'It was a weird feeling'

June, 18, 2011
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BOSTON -- Bruins center Marc Savard, limited to 25 games during the 2010-11 season due to a pair of concussions in a nine-month span, admitted it was bittersweet not being in Vancouver to celebrate his team's Stanley Cup victory, but was excited to be back in Boston to take part in Saturday's rolling rally.

"It was a long flight [to Vancouver], stuff like that," Savard said about his decision to remain home. "It was a weird feeling. I was around for a couple games at home and I didn't want to stick my nose in the boys' [locker] room, I didn't want to take any of the spotlight away from anyone that worked so hard."

Savard is expected to share a duck boat with Nathan Horton, who suffered a severe concussion and missed the final four games of the finals after a late hit from Vancouver defenseman Aaron Rome during Game 3 in Boston. Savard said he "felt awful" for Horton.

As for his health, Savard said he's "feeling better, but I still have my days," and admitted to memory issues. Asked about his future, he said he simply wanted to enjoy the parade and will deal with that down the road.

Chris Forsberg

Celtics reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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