Marc Savard is cleared for full-contact practice after tests

There is more good news on Marc Savard's road to recovery from post concussion symptoms. Savard went through a series of neuro-psych tests at the University of Pittsburgh on Tuesday. Upon completion of the lengthy testing sessions, Savard was cleared by Dr. Michael Collins to return to full-contact practices. Savard will meet the team in Sunrise, FL and participate in the morning skate before tomorrow's game against the Florida Panthers. There is stil no timeline for Savvy's return to game action.

Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli released the following statement late Tuesday afternoon:

"Today Marc passed the tests administered by Dr. Micky Collins from the Sports Medicine department at UPMC, and is now cleared for contact.  Marc will rejoin the team tomorrow for morning skate in Florida.  There is no time-table at this time for Marc to start playing games."

Savard began practicing with the team over the weekend, but had not been cleared for full-contact drills. Savard said after the morning skate on Saturday that he feels "fantastic" and has been symptom-free for a about two of three weeks."I would say for about two or three weeks now that I really haven’t felt any ill effects", said Savard  "Things are heading in the right direction, that’s for sure".

Savard is excited to return to game action, but recognized that it will take time to get back to game shape. "I can’t wait to get back out there with the guys and play some games", remarked Savard after Saturday's skate. "I think I’m still a little behind training camp [shape]. I’ve still got a little bit of a ways to go, but I’ve definitely come a long way".

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