Discerning degree of big hits not easy

Updated: March 9, 2010, 8:02 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun

TORONTO -- As Marc Savard lay on the ice Sunday, imagine the flashbacks for Boston Bruins teammate Patrice Bergeron.

His own career nearly ended by a serious concussion two years ago, Bergeron felt sick to his stomach as his buddy, Savard, was carted off the ice on a stretcher after a thunderous check to his head from Pittsburgh Penguins winger Matt Cooke.

"It's hard to see, especially a guy like Savvy that I've played with now for four years. He's a friend," Bergeron ...

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