Bruins coach Claude Julien talked last week about keeping in touch via text messages with center Marc Savard, who's back home in Peterborough, Ontario, recovering from post-concussion syndrome. The center and the coach originally were just communicating about life, until Julien opened the door for Savard to offer opinions about the Bruins' struggling power play. Well, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said Savard might be able to offer those tips in person soon. Chiarelli expects Savard to attend a game during the upcoming Eastern Conference finals between the Bruins and Lightning. Savard has visited Boston often to meet with doctors. Undoubtedly, the sight of their fallen teammate would give the Bruins a huge morale boost. Giroux hit debatable Chiarelli said he didn't expect the league to discipline Philadelphia forward Claude Giroux for his hit on Bruins center Patrice Bergeron, who got up and skated off the ice for the remainder of Game 4 after suffering a mild concussion. Giroux hit Bergeron head-on with the forecheck just before the 2:38 mark of the third period of the Bruins' 5-1 series-clinching win Friday night. Bergeron had just made a pass out of the Bruins zone.
Savvy advice, in person
Boston Herald | May 8