Marc Savard Cleared to Practice With Bruins

Marc Savard Cleared to Practice With Bruins Bruins center Marc Savard passed his neuropsychological testing on Tuesday afternoon and has been cleared to rejoin the team. The team announced the news on its media Web site.

According to the post, Savard will keep working on his fitness in hopes of getting game-ready and must still have a final meeting with his physician, Dr. Kelly McInnis at Massachusetts General Hospital, before he can be cleared to play in games. Savard has skated on his own each of the last two days.

It remains unclear if and when the 32-year-old Savard might return to the Bruins lineup.

“I have to be realistic here, and when I’m 100 percent condition-wise
and mentally positive I can do this, I’ll be ready to go,” Savard told ESPN.com.

The test to determine Savard’s ability to come back was done on a computer and “consisted of
choosing the right numbers and colors when asked,” he told the Web site.

The center, who posted 10 goals and 23 assists in just 41 regular-season games, suffered a Grade 2 concussion on March 7 against the Penguins when Matt
Cooke
cracked him with a blindsided blow to the head. At the time, it was widely assumed that Savard would not be able to return this season.

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