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Marc Savard | Center | #91

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (40) / 7/17/1977
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 191
Drafted: 1995 / Rd. 4 (91) / NYR
Contract: view contract details

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Marc Savard officially announced his retirement from the NHL on Monday.
Savard has been away from the game for seven years because of concussions. "My health is the best it's been in a very long time," he said on Twitter. "I believe I can make a positive impact in this world. I love hockey, and I will forever have a passion for this game. I look forward to the chances I may have to give back to the game that has given to much to me." He produced 207 goals and 706 points in 807 career games with the Calgary Flames, Atlanta Thrashers, New York Rangers and Boston Bruins. Jan 23 - 9:49 AM

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With the end of the 2016-17 campaign, Marc Savard's seven-year, $28.15 million contract is expiring.

Savard only got to play in 25 games over the life of that contract as concussion issues cut his career short. His contract was traded a few times over its life for cap reasons, but unfortunately it's been known for a long time that he would never be able to continue his NHL career.
Thu, Apr 13, 2017 10:19:00 AM

The New Jersey Devils acquired Marc Savard's contract and a 2nd round pick in 2018 for minor leaguers Paul Thompson and Graham Black.

Savard hasn't played in the NHL since 2010-11 because of lingering concussion issues. He hasn't officially retired for contractual reasons, but his playing days are over. The move allows the Panthers to ditch Savard's $4.1 million cap hit. The Devils now have two players that can be placed on long-term injured reserve (Savard and Ryane Clowe).
Fri, Jun 10, 2016 09:30:00 PM

Marc Savard's contract was packaged with Reilly Smith in a trade sent to Florida in exchange for Jimmy Hayes.

Savard's time in the NHL is over as he hasn't played since the 2010-11 season. He'll be put on LTIR when the 2015-16 begins, and cost the Panthers just $575K in real salary the next two seasons before it expires.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 06:59:00 PM

Marc Savard will reportedly join the Ottawa 67's of the OHL as a scout.

Chris Stevenson of "NHL Home Ice" on XM Satellite Radio announced the news via his Twitter account on Monday. Savard still has another three years left on his contract and he's expected to remain on Boston's long-term injured reserved list during that time. He hasn't played a game since 2010-11 because of post-concussion syndrome.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 09:30:00 AM

Marc Savard hasn't played a game since 2010-11 and even though he is still dealing with post-concussion syndrome, he is feeling better.

"I'm doing good. Things are getting better for me," Savard told TSN 1050 in a radio interview last week. "I still have some issues, but I can't complain; life's pretty good. I've got a newborn, a son that's playing hockey and a daughter that's dancing, so things are pretty busy for me." He still has three years left on his remaining contract with the Bruins at a salary cap hit of $4,027,143 per season, which gets placed on long-term injured reserve.
Thu, May 22, 2014 09:47:00 AM

Marc Savard, who is still suffering from concussion-like symptoms, will be in Boston this week and the Bruins will declare him unfit to play.

Savard is under contract through 2016-17 at an annual average salary of just a little over $4 million. The Bruins may not have to place him on long-term injured reserve to start the season though. "We've got a lot of flexibility this year," said GM Peter Chiarelli. "Do I suspect we'll use Savard's LTI? It depends. [Owner Jeremy] Jacobs has allowed us to pursue those types of players. He wants to win. I think if we presented a compelling case, I think he'd let us use it."
Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:18:00 AM

Marc Savard commented on his Twitter page last week that he is "very interested" in coaching at the OHL level.

His chances of returning from post-concussion syndrome are slim and back in October he said that he didn't see a comeback attempt coming in his "foreseeable future." Savard has been participating in the NHLPA process during the lockout though and he's made his opinions of frustration, which are common among the players, known. It's good to see that he's doing some thinking about his future in case his attempts to come back don't work out.
Tue, Nov 27, 2012 10:38:00 AM

Marc Savard (concussion) doesn't see a comeback attempt in his "foreseeable future."

Savard did make an attempt to workout on Monday, but whether or not he'll ever play in the NHL again is still up in the air. "I do in fact hope there is still a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel to play but that rest on the doctor shoulders so far," Savard tweeted before ending with the hashtag #nochance. Savard hasn't played in an NHL game since Jan. 22, 2011.
Mon, Oct 22, 2012 03:30:00 PM

Marc Savard (concussion) isn't close to being ready to play hockey and it remains to be seen if he'll ever play in another NHL game.

"I’ve had a lot of issues obviously," Savard said. "They were a lot of different things. This year I was at home a lot and I tried to help out my son coaching and getting on the ice a little bit. Even doing just [getting on the ice coaching] I wouldn’t feel well afterward: lightheadedness, a little bit of an upset stomach all the time. But the biggest issue I’ve had, of course, is the memory issues. It’s very frustrating. It’s something I hope I don’t have to deal with for the rest of my life." Savard hasn't played since Jan. 22, 2011. He also added that he wishes there was a "black and white rule for head shots."
Fri, May 4, 2012 02:36:00 PM

Marc Savard (concussion) is having a hard time seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

"Right now, the way I’m still feeling and the daily issues I’m having, it’s tough to see a bright future right now," Savard said. "It’s tough. I still have my tough days." He's been experiencing both memory loss and headaches. Savard is still signed through 2016-17 and he's not expected to retire. He did say, that he'd still be happy if it turns out that he never plays again. "I’m on the Stanley Cup. I got a ring," Savard said. Although Savard was limited to 25 games last season, the Bruins managed to get his name on the Cup.
Sat, Jan 21, 2012 01:23:00 PM

Marc Savard is reportedly still battling post-concussion symptoms.

GM Peter Chiarelli said back in August that "it's very unlikely Marc will play again" and what little that's been reported about his condition since hasn't been encouraging. Savard is signed through the 2016-17 campaign.
Fri, Jan 13, 2012 09:50:00 AM

Marc Savard (concussion) was examined recently in his hometown of Peterborough, Ontario and there was no change to his status.

He is still suffering from post-concussion syndrome symptoms and isn't expected to play in 2011-12. The Bruins don't need to place Savard on their long-term injured reserve list because they are well below the salary cap, but if they need to free up the room during the year then the option is open.
Source: Bruins Blog
Wed, Oct 5, 2011 07:14:00 AM

Marc Savard's (concussion) name will appear on the Stanley Cup along with the rest of the 2010-11 Boston Bruins, according to Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli.

Savard played in just 25 games last season and no playoff contests due to multiple concussions. Players usually need to play in at least 41 games or the Stanley Cup finals to get their name engraved, but it looks like they'll make an exception for Savard. Chiarelli doesn't expect Savard to play in the 2011-12 season.
Mon, Sep 12, 2011 06:06:00 PM

Marc Savard (concussion) is not expected to play during the 2011-12 campaign by the Boston Bruins.

The 34-year-old center has been experiencing post-concussion syndrome since going down on Jan. 22 and his career could be in jeopardy as well. "Based on what I see, what I hear, what I read, and what I'm told, it's very unlikely Marc will play again," said GM Peter Chiarelli. "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."
Source: Bruins Blog
Wed, Aug 31, 2011 02:49:00 PM

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