Savard 'enjoying life' but Cooke hit lingers

Savard 'enjoying life' but Cooke hit lingers
June 5, 2013, 8:45 pm
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Former Bruins center Marc Savard, whose career was effectively ended after he sustained a concussion following a hit from the Penguins' Matt Cooke in 2010, joined Michael Felger on "Pregame Live" before the Bruins took on the Penguins in Game 3 Wednesday night.

Savard said he's still somewhat angered by what happened to him, especially when seeing Cooke drive another Bruin, Adam McQuaid, into the boards earlier in this playoff series.

"It's frustrating to see that after what I went through," Savard said. "It's tough to watch that stuff."

Does he think Cooke should have been suspended by the league for the McQuaid hit?

"I don't know," Savard said. "He didn't get suspended for mine. It was great to see the boys come back and do such a great job responding [by taking a lead in the series]."

Does it make Savard angry to see Cooke still making the kind of hits that ruined his career?

"Of course it does," Savard said. "There some days, especially when I'm in Boston, watching the guys play."

Savard says he's "enjoying life" with his family in Ontario. He said he continues to make progress from post-concussion symptoms.

"I still have memory issues and that's the scariest thing," he said.

For the complete discussion, watch the attached video.