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No Marc Savard for ’11-’12 season, no one’s surprised

File this under “News but not really” since everyone knew this was coming. But Peter Chiarelli is saying Marc Savard isn’t returning to the Boston Bruins for the 2011-2012 season and his career might be done.

Per Boston.com:

“Marc Savard won’t play this year,” said GM Peter Chiarelli. “Nothing has changed in our monitoring. He’ll be examined and he’ll be declared unfit to play.”

“Based on what I see, what I hear, what I read, and what I’m told, it’s very unlikely Marc will play again,” Chiarelli said. “Now, knowing the uncertainty of this injury, there’s always a chance [he could play]. But based on what I’m told, it’s very unlikely he’ll play. As an employer, I support him and hope he gets back to living a healthy life.” 

This isn’t a surprise to anyone who’s been following the Bruins for the past few years. Still a huge bummer. We’ve discussed this at length about whether we think Savvy should retire or not. This news just reaffirms our stance.

It’s cool though ’cause Matt Cooke says he’s a changed man.