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Report: “Very Unlikely” Marc Savard Will Play Again

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Boston Bruins forward Marc Savard reacts during a news conference, Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, in Boston, where it was announced that he has been placed on long-term injured reserve and will miss the remainder of the 2010-11 season. Savard sustained a concussion during a hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche on Jan. 22, his second concussion in 10 months. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Boston Bruins forward Marc Savard reacts during a news conference, Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, in Boston, where it was announced that he has been placed on long-term injured reserve and will miss the remainder of the 2010-11 season. Savard sustained a concussion during a hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche on Jan. 22, his second concussion in 10 months. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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BOSTON (CBS) – Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said center Marc Savard won’t play this season and that it is “very unlikely” he will play again, according to the Boston Globe’s Fluto Shinzawa.

Savard hasn’t played since Jan. 22, when he suffered his second severe concussion in as many seasons.

“Marc Savard won’t play this year,” Chiarelli told the Globe. “Nothing has changed in our monitoring. He’ll be examined and he’ll be declared unfit to play.”

The 34-year-old’s career has not been the same since March 7, 2010 when he was blind-sided on a hit by Penguin Matt Cooke.

Chiarelli believes his playing career may be in jeopardy.

“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.”

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