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Bruins’ Savard carried off ice following blindside hit by Penguins’ Cooke

PITTSBURGH – Boston Bruins centre Marc Savard was carried off the ice on a stretcher after being levelled by Pittsburgh forward Matt Cooke with 5:37 remaining in Sunday’s game.

Savard had just taken a shot from above the slot when Cooke raised his shoulder and struck Savard in the head. Cooke was coming from behind on the play and Savard did not see him.

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Savard was on the ice for several minutes, being attended to by a Penguins team doctor, before being carried off. He was moving his legs while on the ice and his arms while on the stretcher.

No penalty was called on the play.