Savard to be evaluated on Monday


Savard to be evaluated on Monday

By JoeHaggerty

EL SEGUNDO, CA After having his head slammed off the glass at Pepsi Arena against the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, Marc Savard flew back to Boston from Denver and will be evaluated by doctors on Monday.

Savard's meetings with the medical staff was confirmed by general manager Peter Chiarelli in a text message Sunday.

Savard was injured after colliding with Matt Hunwick in an exposed position and slammed his head against the glass in the second period, and was in obvious pain as he rolled around on the ice holding the side of his face.Its been a long road back for No. 91 after suffering the worst concussion of his career last spring on a cheap shot elbow from Penguins winger Matt Cooke. He had been back less than two months when the hit went down in the corner in Colorado.Savard flew home with assistant equipment manager Mat Falconer, and will likely be undergoing tests for another concussion after the hit. Coach Claude Julien was hopeful following Saturdays game that it was only a minor injury with Savard.In the wake of Savard's injury, Julien has re-teamed the trio of David Krejci, Nathan Horton and Milan Lucic on Boston's top line. Those three were very productive early in the season during Savard's absence.Joe Haggerty can be reached at Joe on Twitter at http:twitter.comHackswithHaggs

Tuesday, Feb. 21: Leafs turning green

Tuesday, Feb. 21: Leafs turning green

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while spring training is ramping up in a big way down in Florida.

*The Toronto Maple Leafs are going to wear their great, green, old school St. Pat’s sweaters around St. Patrick’s Day this season.

*Jonathan Quick is on the ice and participating in hockey activity, but isn’t quite ready to return for the Los Angeles Kings.

*This is one of the best things you’ll see today with Vladimir Tarasenko making the 11th birthday celebration for a special little girl.

*The Edmonton Oilers could potentially make a lot of moves at the NHL trade deadline, and unsurprisingly, there is quite the call for them to dump Benoit Pouliot after that bad contract they signed him to a couple of years ago.

*Lyle Richardson is predicting the biggest buyers at the 2017 NHL trade deadline and the Bruins are not among the nine teams listed.

*FOH (Friend of Haggs) James Mirtle goes 1-on-1 with Toronto Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello a wide range of subjects for the Athletic up in Toronto.

*Tommy Wingels continues to fight for inclusion in hockey even as he’s gone from the San Jose Sharks to the Ottawa Senators this season.

*For something completely different: A perfect pool trick shot video will blow your mind and probably get a few pool tables ruined with people trying to recreate it.