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Bruins F Savard sees concussion specialist

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BOSTON (AP) -Boston Bruins center Marc Savard has been examined by a concussion specialist after being leveled by a blindside hit by Pittsburgh's Matt Cooke in Sunday's game.

A team spokesman says Savard returned on Monday to Boston, where he met with team doctor Peter Asnis and the specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital. The spokesman gave no other details, but said Savard will not be with the team in Toronto on Tuesday and is out indefinitely.

Savard had just taken a shot from above the circles when Cooke came from behind, raised his shoulder and struck Savard in the head.

Savard was on the ice for several minutes before being carried off.

Bruins coach Claude Julien said after the game that he considered it a "dirty hit." No penalty was called.

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