Boston Bruins forward Marc Savard was back at the TD Garden to watch his teammates play the New York Rangers on Saturday.
Unfortunately, that is as close to returning to the lineup as Savard is likely to get in the near future. He is expected to miss the entire season because of the lingering effects of a concussion sustained a year ago Sunday. It was his second diagnosed concussion in two seasons and although a year has passed, Savard is still not ready to join his teammates.
But just getting to the arena felt like a positive step.
''I'm excited to be back. I miss being out there, that's for sure, but just being around the crowd and being in the atmosphere is going to feel nice,'' Savard said. ''But I do really feel good just being in the building today.''
Savard has donated a luxury suite for every home game for the rest of the season to be used by patients at Children's Hospital Boston, with the focus on children suffering from the effects of head trauma.
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