BOLTON, Mass. -- A pair of concussions in less than a year limited Boston Bruins forward Marc Savard to only 25 games during the 2010-11 Stanley Cup winning season, but he will have his name on the Cup.
General manager Peter Chiarelli said Monday at the team's charity golf tournament that Savard's name will be inscribed on the trophy with his teammates.
According to the guidelines posted on the NHL website, to get on the Cup a player must play at least 41 games in the regular season or one in the Stanley Cup finals. In 1994, the league added a clause that would allow a team to petition the commissioner for permission to have other players listed in extenuating circumstances.
Chiarelli said the request had been granted.
That's the good news for Savard, who did not play after a Jan. 22 hit from Colorado's Matt Hunwick -- Savard's second concussion in 10 months. Chiarelli said Savard will not play this season, either.
"He's not in a good spot still. He still has recurring headaches; he still has post-concussion stuff," Chiarelli said. "He's not playing this year. Frankly, I don't think he'll play again. That's my opinion, my layperson's opinion."
His teammate said they will miss his scoring touch -- he averaged 90 points in the four seasons before he missed large chunks of time with the injuries -- and his presence in the locker room.
"It's tough to hear, obviously," said Bruins assistant captain Patrice Bergeron. "He's one of your friends and you want him to do well and come back at 100 percent."
Also Monday, Bruins forward Nathan Horton, who was injured during the Stanley Cup finals against Vancouver, said he is skating again and ready for the start of training camp this week.
"I feel good. I feel great," Horton said. "Hopefully I continue to keep doing good."
Horton was on the receiving end of a nasty season-ending hit by the Canucks' Aaron Rome in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals.
"I don't watch it," he said of the hit. "I get asked a lot how I'm doing and that's nice, but I don't watch it. I watched it when it first happened. The last time I watched it was when I was in the hospital. It's in my past now, and I'm looking forward to feeling good and start to play hockey again."
Horton took some time off during the summer to make sure he was symptom-free and he's experienced no setbacks. He's been working out and recently returned to skating.
"It's nice to come back to the rink when it feels like you haven't left it," Horton said. "Normally when you come back everything feels different and it takes a while, but not this year. It feels normal."
Joe McDonald covers the Bruins for ESPNBoston.com. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.