BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins placed forward Marc Savard on long-term injured reserve Monday with a concussion, ruling him out for the rest of the regular season and the playoffs.
The 33-year-old suffered the head injury when Avalanche defenceman Matt Hunwick drove him into the end boards during the second period of the teams' Jan. 22 contest.
It was the second concussion in 10 months for Savard, who was taken off the ice on a stretcher last March after getting drilled by Pittsburgh's Matt Cooke.
Savard missed the rest of the 2009-10 regular season and Boston's six-game triumph over Buffalo in the first round of the playoffs. He returned for the next series against Philadelphia, which the Bruins lost in seven games.
Savard then sat out the first 23 games of the 2010-11 campaign because of post-concussion symptoms.
In 25 contests this season, Savard had two goals and 10 points.
For his career, the veteran has registered 207 goals and 499 assists in 807 games with the New York Rangers, Calgary, Atlanta, and the Bruins.