BY KEVIN HARRIMAN
Boston Sports Desk Publisher
BOSTON – Injured Bruin Marc Savard stopped by The Garden Saturday morning to announce that he had hired a luxury suite through 2014 for area children with head injuries.
Savard explains his reason for doing this. ” Well, I mean, I know what I’ve gone through and what I’ve been through lately. At this present time, I’d like to do something for Boston because, you know, they’ve been so great to me
“I just felt that I know what these kids are going through in some departments….[I saw] Children’s Hospital, the head trauma department, and I just saw that this was something minor that I could do to put a smile on their face and their parents’ and stop in a couple times a year to say hi. “
Savard was going to make this announcement last week but travel issues prevented him from getting out of Canada.
Savard looked good when addressing the media outside the Bruins locker room. You would never know the issues he is still dealing with from his concussion problems.
He looks like he could skate first line this afternoon for Boston. But that is not going to happen today or maybe ever again. Savard explained to the media that he is still having short term memory issues along with still feeling the effects of a constant weather change in Canada.
“I’m doing good. I’m feeling better. I have my days still, but I’m doing a lot better. I’m happy, ” said Savard.
“ I’m with my family and with my kids and going to watch them play hockey and getting a whole different side of life. Watching the parents, too, in minor hockey is quite special. It’s a whole learning experience for myself. On if he’d been the locker room… I didn’t get in there this morning because it’s a big game. I know how that works, so I just didn’t bother. But I’ve seen a few of them jogging around here and saying hi, and I ran into Gregory Campbell last night and a couple guys. I’m staying out of the way today, but I’ll see them after. “
Savard went on to tell the media that he has not decided on retirement yet but will revisit the subject following the season.
” I just want to kind of take this whole year to see how everything goes throughout the year and really gauge myself” reflected Savard. “ I tried to work out a couple times this week, just little bike rides here, and it didn’t feel that bad. We’ll see how that goes and just keep building off it. “
Let’s just hope Savard is healthy at some point in the near future.