Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said Marc Savard met with the team's doctors yesterday, but said it was premature to comment on his status.

Chiarelli said he expected to meet today with Savard and his agent, Larry Kelly, to discuss what approach to take after Savard suffered a concussion Jan. 22 at Colorado.

"I would think early next week we'll have something,'' Chiarelli said. "His spirits are OK, but he's still having headaches and vertigo every day.''

Asked how the team's plans at the Feb. 28 trading deadline would be affected if Savard were to shut it down for the season, Chiarelli said, "It certainly gives us more flexibility to look at more different ideas.''

Would that include finding a replacement center to make up for Savard's absence?