Marc Savard tweeted that he doesn't foresee a return to hockey, but that he plans on continuing to try after missing the entire 2011-2012 season with post-concussion symptoms.
Savard's career has been derailed by a series of concussions. He tweeted several times Monday morning following an attempt at working out with a trainer, saying that he didn't think he would be able to play hockey any time soon -- likely ever.
For the fans that keep asking there is no comeback in the foreseeable future I miss the game it has given me everything I have today— marc savard (@MSavvy91) October 22, 2012
He followed that up with a more hopeful tweet, but admitted his odds aren't high:
I do in fact hope there is still a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel to play but that rest on the doctor shoulders so far #nochance— marc savard (@MSavvy91) October 22, 2012
The 35-year-old hasn't played since Jan. 23, 2011. He suffered a Grade 2 concussion in 2010 that ended that season prematurely, although he returned for the playoffs. He took the ice again the next year, but a concussion suffered less than a year after the first major blow ended that season as well. Savard has been with the Bruins since 2006-2007. He had signed a seven-year contract in 2009 worth $4 million a season.