Bruins center and star player Marc Savard only played 25 games last season after suffering two severe concussions in the span of a year. He was put on long term injured reserve, thus clearing up some cap space. The entire Bruins organization did what they could to try and make him feel that he was still part of the team (petitioning for his name to appear on the Cup), but there was only so much they could do with him being injured.
During Savard's "Day with the Cup" in his hometown of Peterborough, Ontario yesterday, he stated in an interview with TSN that he still suffers the effects of the head injuries. Savard later went on to say that mornings are extremely tough but as the day goes on he will feel more alert and less foggy. Savard only racked up two goals and eight assists during his brief stint with the Bruins last season. Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli believes that Savard will begin the season on injured reserve and the very real possibility of him retiring still lingers.