The Savard/concussion timeline

Savard/By S. Bradley

Bruins center Marc Savard is scheduled to address the media at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at TD Garden.

Savard has not spoken since general manager Peter Chiarelli announced his star was suffering from post-concussion symptoms.

Here’s a look at Savard’s concussion sage:

March 7, 2010: Matt Cooke’s hit from behind, which would go on to be a key example of a punishable hit in the league’s video about the new rule against hits to the head, sends Savard off the Pittsburgh ice on a stretcher. Savard is diagnosed with a Grade 2 concussion.

March 27: Savard makes his first visit to the TD Garden dressing room before the Bruins beat Calgary, 5-0, in a TD Garden match-up. He also addresses the media for the first time and says: “I’m just trying to feel normal again right now, and I don’t feel that way. I’ve had better days, but I still have some bad days in the middle of them. But I’m getting outside now, getting some fresh air. I’m getting some more color back so that’s good. But I’m still not where I need to be to get back. Obviously, I miss playing hockey, I miss playing with my buddies, so hopefully it happens soon.”

April 19: A couple days after he started to feel better and even went out and putted, Savard skates on his own for 30 minutes before his teammates.

April 23: Savard joins his teammates for their morning skate.

April 26: Savard passes the neuropsyche test, which means he can play as soon as the coaching staff believes he’s ready to join the Stanley Cup playoff action. The team reports that he wasn’t cleared in time to join in the Game 6 victory over Buffalo.

May 1: Savard returns to the lineup and scores the game-winner in overtime of Game 1 against Philadelphia. He will play in every game the rest of the series.

August 18: Obviously feeling like himself, Savard shoots a 78 at the Canadian mid-amateur championship. He did not make the cut.

Sept. 12: Chiarelli tells the media he golfed with Savard during the prior week and the center is in “good spirits” and ready to arrive in Bruins’ camp after a summer of trade rumors.

Sept. 17: In his training camp-opening press conference, Chiarelli reports that Savard has been feeling post-concussion symptoms (of which he won’t specify) for a couple weeks and will not skate or work out for an indefinite amount of time. The team allows Savard to return to his Ontario home.

Sept. 14: In response to a published report claiming Savard could miss the entire season, Chiarelli puts out a statement: “As I stated on Friday, Marc Savard is suffering from symptoms related to post-concussion syndrome. He is under the care of our doctors. Any reports that suggest that there are any other issues regarding Marc, or him not playing for the Bruins this season, are completely inaccurate.”

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