Bruins' Savard unlikely to return to hockey
Boston Bruins forward Marc Savard is not expected to make a return to hockey any time soon, according to tweets on his personal Twitter account.
Savard began updating fans of his condition after tweeting about workout struggles on Monday. Savard said that he would like to make a return to the sport but is leaving it in the hands of medical professionals and used the hashtag "#nochance". Despite the lack of on-ice progress, Savard tweeted that he plans to give back to the game on an amateur level even if he can't play.
Savard was once one of the top offensive centres in the NHL, and has 706 points in 807 career games. He hasn't played in an NHL game since January 23, 2011 when he sustained his second concussion in a 10 month span.
The 35 year old had his name inscribed on the Stanley Cup in 2011 after the Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks in seven games. Despite not meeting the conventional games played criteria for a player getting their name on the Cup, Savard made it on after much public lobbying from the Boston Bruins and their fans because his concussion issues prevented him from playing.