BOSTON – While some might consider Marc Savard's NHL playing career over, the inactive Boston Bruins center is still classifying himself and his battle with post-concussion syndrome symptoms as day-to-day.
Savard, who was at TD Garden on Saturday to promote the suite at the Bruins' home rink he's donated for pediatric patients at Children's Hospital Boston with a focus on children suffering from the effects of head trauma from both a medical and psychological standpoint, said he's wants to see how things go with his recovery this year before making any more definitive decisions about his future.
He last played in an NHL game in Colorado on Jan. 22, 2011, when he suffered his most recent concussion on a clean hit by ex-teammate Matt Hunwick.
"Right now, the way I'm still feeling and the daily issues I'm having, it's tough to see a bright future right now," he said. "It's tough, but there's still some days when you want to get back and play. But again, I know too if I possibly get hit again, what could happen. So it's a day-by-day thing still. I'm still hoping that something happens that I feel a lot better."