Marc Savard was scheduled to be in Boston on Thursday to attend tonights Bruins-Canadiens game and host a luxury suite at the TD Garden for pediatric patients at Childrens Hospital Boston. The suite will entertain young patients suffering from the effects of head trauma from both a medical and psychological standpoint.
Unfortunately the Bruins revealed on Thursday morning that inclement weather has knocked down the centers plan to fly to Boston from Peterborough, Ontario, and he will not be in attendance tonight.
Savard tweeted Thursday afternoon that Brad Marchand, still serving a five-game suspension for his hit on Sami Salo last weekend, will visit with the patients in his place.
Savard purchased the suite for every Bruins home game for the remainder of the 2011-12 season and through the 2013-14 season. The suite will be complete with healthy food and goodie bags for each guest, as well as a visit from the Bruins mascot, Blades, and the Bruins Ice Girls.
The Bruins said that Savard will instead attend a yet-to-be-determined Bs game in the near future to entertain his young guests in his newly-sponsored box. When he does, it will be his first appearance in Boston this year.
It means a lot and Im glad Savard is doing it. I was hoping to get a chance to see him after the game. We all hope he takes the time to feel better, said Patrice Bergeron. Purchasing the suite and doing something for the kids is very special, and its something those kids are going to be really happy with.
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BRIGHTON, Mass – The Bruins held an optional morning skate on Tuesday morning at Warrior Ice Arena with little more than a handful of B’s players skating, but the most important player to Boston success, Tuukka Rask, was taking part after missing practice on Monday.
Rask missed Monday’s practice session while getting checked out medically following his exit from Sunday’s loss to Pittsburgh due to vision issues. He said on Tuesday that it was all related to migraines that have cropped up a couple of times in his NHL career. The Bruins No. 1 netminder also said he was good to play on Tuesday night against the Red Wings with just a couple of home games left until this weekend’s All-Star break.
That was the kind of good news embattled coach Claude Julien was looking for as Boston looks to end its season-worst, four-game losing streak.
“We’ve got good news so far, so that’s nice to see,” Julien said of Rask, who has started 13 of Boston’s past 14 games dating to a Dec. 27 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. “Obviously it was because of the migraines, so hopefully we won’t see much more of that.”
In other Black and Gold health news, both Colin Miller and Kevan Miller have been cleared to play, and are expected to rejoin the B’s lineup with John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow headed for healthy scratches. Here are the projected Bruins line combos and D-pairings as the Red Wings arrive for a divisional tilt after a shootout loss for Boston last week at Joe Louis Arena:
K. Miller-C. Miller