Bruins F Savard leaves game after check into the boards by former teammate Hunwick

DENVER – Boston Bruins centre Marc Savard was hurt on a check into the boards and will not return in a game against the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday.

Savard stayed down on the ice for a few minutes before being helped to the dressing room holding a towel to his head. He was hit by former teammate Matt Hunwick early in the second period.

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The Bruins wouldn’t elaborate on the extent of the injury.

Savard has two goals and eight assists this season for Boston. He’s one assist shy of 500 for his career.