Savard suffered his second head injury in a week during the second period of Boston's 6-2 victory at Colorado on Saturday. Savard was racing former Boston defenseman Matt Hunwick for a puck in the Avs' zone early in the second period, but went flying into the boards head-first when hit by Hunwick.
It was a clean hit, but unlike last Saturday when Savard was able to return after taking a hard hit to the head from Penguins defenseman Deryk Engelland, Savard laid on the ice in pain and had to be helped off. He did not return, and the Bruins said he will be sent to Boston for further evaluation rather than accompany the club to Los Angeles for Monday's game against the Kings.
The 33-year-old center has 2 goals and 10 points in 24 games for Boston this season. He missed the Bruins' first 23 games due to post-concussion syndrome from a Grade 2 concussion suffered last March.