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Bruins' Savard Held Out of Practices With Post-Concussion Syndrome

While Marc Savard gave Boston fans a heroic comeback in the 2010 NHL playoffs, his concussion problems are far from over.

Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli announced to the media in a Friday morning press conference that the forward is suffering from post-concussion symptoms and is being held out of practice.

Savard's post-concussion symptoms returned during the latter part of the summer, and the Bruins are handling the re-occurrence carefully. Team doctors are meeting with Savard today, and he will be held out of workouts until more is known about his condition.

Savard had spent the summer working out in his home province of Ontario prior to his re-occurrence of symptoms. According to the Boston Herald, he had notified the team of his setback a few weeks ago:

"In the latter part of the summer he came to us and told us he has been suffering some symptoms relates to post-concussion syndrome," said Chiarelli. "It was later in the summer. He was actually training quite hard for a number of weeks."

The initial Grade II concussion took place in a game March 7th, when Pittsburgh Penguins forward Matt Cooke shouldered Savard in the head. He missed the remainder of the regular season, making his return for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semi-finals against the Philadelphia Flyers.

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