Marc Savard passed the neuro-psych test that he was given to him today and was cleared to resume practicing with his Bruins teammates. Savard has not practiced since suffering a grade-2 concussion after taking a high green light hit from Matt Cooke of the Pittsburgh Penguins back on March 7th. Savard will need to get himself back into game shape and pass another medical evaluation before he is cleared for game action.
While we would all love to see Savvy back on The Garden ice soon, the most important thing is that he is fully recovered before making his return. We all saw with Patrice Bergeron how difficult it can be to return to the game after suffering a serious concussion (or in Bergy's case concussions). That being said, it is great news to hear that Savard is ready to start playing hockey again.
I would be very surprised if Savard returned to the lineup in the Buffalo series. He just started skating again for the first time this week. Although, according to Mark Recchi, the veteran playmaker may have been sneaking in a few skates here and there. Recchi was the air with Dale & Holley on WEEI today and outed Savvy on his secret skating sessions:
"He actually texted me last week and told me he was actually sneaking on the ice. So, I knew and he swore my secrecy, so I wasn't allowed to say anything or tell any my teammates. So, I knew he was actually getting eager and feeling good."
- Mark Recchi on Marc Savard's secret skates