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Report: Marc Savard will not play tonight

Joe Haggerty of is reporting this afternoon that even if Marc Savard passes his neuro tests this afternoon, the Boston Bruins will not play him tonight against the Sabres.

After taking very little in the way of contact during a Sunday practice and a few pregame skates, a team source with knowledge of the situation said the Bruins won’t play Savard against the Sabres tonight. The Bruins have decided to err on the side of caution with a player trying to come back from a Grade 2 concussion.

As Joe notes, there’s always the chance that Savard talks his way onto the ice. Yet if you’ve been paying attention to how Savard’s been talking lately, he’ll likely go with whatever decision the team makes.

It’s not that tough a decision to make, really. The Bruins aren’t facing elimination tonight and there’s a good chance the he’ll be able to play in Game 7 if necessary.