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by Paul on 11/20/10 at 02:44 PM ET
from Fluto Shinzawa of the Bruins Blog at the Boston Globe,
Marc Savard, cleared yesterday to participate in non-contact practice, wheeled around the TD Garden ice during the morning skate with his teammates. After the session, even following some conditioning work, Savard was all smiles about the skate he had just powered through.
“It felt unbelievable,” Savard said. “It’s been a long time. It’s pretty special to make it to this step. Hopefully I’ll gradually feel better and go from there.”
Savard said he turned a corner approximately two or three weeks ago. Savard has been symptom-free in that time period. Savard credited his teammates, the Bruins’ staff, and fans for helping him overcome his postconcussion syndrome.
During his darkest times, Savard acknowledged wondering about the future of his playing career. In retrospect, Savard understands that it was depression that played a significant role in clouding his temperament.
At some point, Savard has to participate in contact drills, then see how he recovers from those drills.
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