BOSTON -- The Bruins' Marc Savard, who's been out with a concussion since getting blindsided by Pittsburgh's Matt Cooke on March 7, skated for the first time today in TD Garden and hopes to return to the lineup soon, possibly by the end of the series with the Sabres.
"I just feel normal again, which is nice," Savard said. "I'm hopeful [of playing]. Not the next two, but down the road maybe."
Savard is scheduled for a neuro-pysch test Tuesday afternoon, and if it goes well he may join his teammates on the ice Wednesday.
"I'm still a little bit of a ways away [conditioning-wise]," said Boston's top center, who had 33 points in 41 games. "It's going to take some time."
As recently as two weeks ago, Savard had given up hope of returning because his head wasn't healing. He suddenly turned a corner April 9 and wakes up symptom-free now.
"I'm just happy to feel like myself again," Savard said. "I feel unbelievable."