Bruins’ centre Marc Savard leaves playoff game with apparent leg injury

RALEIGH, N.C. – Boston Bruins centre Marc Savard should be ready to play against the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals series despite injuring his leg Tuesday night.

Savard hurt his right leg in the third period of the 4-2 win in Game 6, which forced a decisive game in Boston on Thursday night. He appeared to bang knees with Carolina winger Chad LaRose early in the period.

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Coach Claude Julien said afterward that Savard is fine and it was his decision to send Savard back to the locker room. Boston led 4-1 when Savard was hurt.

Savard scored one of Boston’s two second-period goals Tuesday and has four goals in the series.