File this under "News but not really" since everyone knew this was coming. But Peter Chiarelli is saying Marc Savard isn't returning to the Boston Bruins for the 2011-2012 season and his career might be done.
“Marc Savard won’t play this year,” said GM Peter Chiarelli. “Nothing has changed in our monitoring. He’ll be examined and he’ll be declared unfit to play.”
“Based on what I see, what I hear, what I read, and what I’m told, it’s very unlikely Marc will play again,” Chiarelli said. “Now, knowing the uncertainty of this injury, there’s always a chance [he could play]. But based on what I’m told, it’s very unlikely he’ll play. As an employer, I support him and hope he gets back to living a healthy life.”
This isn't a surprise to anyone who's been following the Bruins for the past few years. Still a huge bummer. We've discussed this at length about whether we think Savvy should retire or not. This news just reaffirms our stance.
It's cool though 'cause Matt Cooke says he's a changed man.