BOSTON — Bruins center Marc Savard today addressed the media for the first time since general manager Peter Chiarelli revealed the star was suffering from post-concussion syndrome more than a week ago.
During his slightly more than 10-minute chat in the Bruins’ TD Garden dressing room, Savard revealed that even as far back as the Bruins’ playoff series with Philadelphia he was feeling some of the effects from the concussion he suffered March 7.
“I’ve had knee issues and stuff like that. You come back a little early, but you just play through it,” said Savard. “I guess with your brain and your head, I guess I learned that that probably wasn’t the best thing to do. This time I’m going to make sure I’m ready.”
Savard said that he has endured all the symptoms associated with post-concussion syndrome, including headaches, nausea, fatigue, dizziness and depression — with depression being the worst to handle. But as far as any reports that he might miss the entire 2010-11 season, he’s hoping they don’t come true.
“I hope not. That’s not what I’m looking at. But I’m definitely going to take my time and make sure that I’m 100 percent in every aspect before I think about playing,” he said.
More on Marc Savard later.