Bruins-Hurricanes: Marc Savard Will Play in Game Seven Despite Knee Injury

GoucheCorrespondent IMay 14, 2009

BOSTON - MAY 03:  Marc Savard #91 of the Boston Bruins tries to keep the puck from Matt Cullen #8 of the Carolina Hurricanes during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 3, 2009 at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Every hockey fan in Boston can now take a collective deep breath and relax after Bruins-coach-expects-Marc-Savard-to-play-Game-7" target="_blank">Bruins coach Claude Julien announced that key forward Marc Savard, who has 12 postseason points, will more than likely be back for Game Seven on Thursday night against the Carolina Hurricanes.

This 11-year veteran, who, with 88 points this year, serves as a huge part of the offense, gave Bruins fans a huge scare when he injured his right leg and didn’t return in what was a 4-2, Game Six victory on Tuesday night in Carolina.

After Savard was shaken up from what was a knee-on-knee collision with Chad LaRose early in the third period, Bruins coach Claude Julien made the decision to take Savard out of the game even though, according to the coach, he was just shaken up and could have played.

Savard scored one of the four goals in that game and had been phenomenal for the first games of this series, registering six assists and four goals. Boston is going to need Savard back in their lineup if it is to beat a tough Carolina team on Thursday night and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins.