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3/09/2010

MARC SAVARD HAS A GRADE TWO CONCUSSION



The official diagnosis is in on Boston center Marc Savard, and he's got a Grade II concussion, thanks to the highly controversial hit courtesy of Matt Cooke on Sunday.

According to the NHL.com article, "the difference between a Grade II and a Grade I concussion is memory loss after the injury. After sustaining a Grade II concussion, an athlete does not remember events following the impact and may not be able to recall events that led up to the injury."

Savard is suffering from headaches and fatigue, and there is no timetable yet for his return, although it has been suggested that he may miss the rest of the season. Savard previously experienced concussions in 2001, 2002 and 2004.

As for Cooke, expect to hear something from the NHL today regarding the length of his league-mandated time-out. He has apparently tried to reach out to Savard, according to Dan Bylsma, but the precise message Cooke wanted to deliver was not known. For what it's worth, Cooke had this to say publicly about the play: "It felt like shoulder on shoulder to me. I don't know. You don't want to see anyone get hurt. I said sorry to him the best I could."

The Penguins and Bruins will meet again in Boston on March 18, and if Cooke gets a five-game suspension that would start immediately, that would be the fifth game. I sure hope for his sake that none of his Penguin teammates will have to face retaliation from the Bruins for his reckless actions.



BRUINS' SAVARD DIAGNOSED WITH GRADE 2 CONCUSSION [TSN.ca]
Savard has a grade two concussion [NHL.com]

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4 comments:

BurressWithButterflyWings said...

this is where the NHL needs to step up and get tough. That is far too serious an injury to have happened on a legal hit.

Cooke's reckless actions won't go unpunished, that is for sure. Although I didn't see people beating down the League's door for head shot protection when Richards and Carter laid guys out in the same manner.

I feel badly for Savard's family, but at least he has an excuse next time he ducks fighting Sid.

johnny said...

Keep in mind that when you have sustained multiple concussions as Mr. Savard has, the probability of getting hurt more by future concussions increases dramatically.

Same thing that happened to Eric and Brett Lindros and Paul Kariya among others.

Pattijor said...

I'm disturbed by fans and writers here in Boston calling for retaliation to Sid or Geno. (Our best for their best) Classless.
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