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Official: Bruins will shut Savard down

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BOSTON (AP) - A Boston Bruins official says that center Marc Savard will be shut down for the season after sustaining his second concussion in less than a year.

The Bruins official spoke on the condition of anonymity because Savard was scheduled to make the announcement at a news conference on Monday afternoon.

It's the second straight major concussion for Savard.

Savard was injured in the Bruins' Jan. 22 game against Colorado, when he was checked into the end boards' glass by former teammate Matt Hunwick. Savard also sustained a concussion against Pittsburgh on March 7, 2010. He did not return until the second round of the playoffs and missed the first 23 games of this season.

Savard has two goals and eight assists in 25 games.

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