Marc Savard only played 25 games last season because of a concussion. This was after only playing 41 games the season prior due to a concussion. Now, this season, Savard will play zero games, as he still hasn’t gotten over the symptoms of his last concussion. More than that, this sadly may be the end of Savard’s career.
Right now, it does seem quite likely that Savard’s career is over at the age of 34, but there is still a glimmer of hope. Concussions are tricky things, so it is entirely possible that someday he may be over his symptoms and be able to play again, which would be great. As for the Bruins, they managed to win the Stanley Cup without him last season, and they have presumably been planning not to have him this season. They have the offensive talent to move on without him, though he certainly would have helped significantly.
As for Savard’s career, if it is over, he certainly had quite a bit of success. In 807 games, Savard had 207 goals and 706 points. He was never defensively strong, as his minus-54 rating attests to, but he was a strong offensive center for most of his career. In his best season, he had 28 goals and 97 points. Hopefully, this won’t be his final numbers. However, unfortunately, for this season he won’t be adding to that total.