BOSTON (Reuters) - Center Marc Savard has been shut down for the rest of the season by the Boston Bruins due to post-concussion symptoms, the NHL club announced at a news conference Monday.

"I think the thing that scares me the most are little memory things, where I forget that I've asked someone a question, or little things like that that scare me."

Team physician Peter Asnis said Savard has showed some improvement and would return to Boston from his Ontario home in a few weeks for further testing.

Savard was sidelined for the first 23 games this season while dealing with concussion-related symptoms from a hit last March.

The Canadian made his 2010-11 season debut on Dec 2, and will finish the campaign with just two goals and 10 points in 25 games played.

Savard was placed on long-term injured reserve, meaning he was ruled out of regular season and post-season play and Bruins can exceed the NHL's salary cap in order to replace him.

In an NHL career spanning 12-plus seasons with the New York Rangers, Calgary Flames, Atlanta Thrashers and Bruins, two-time All-Star Savard has 207 goals and 706 points in 807 games.

(Writing by Larry Fine in New York, Editing by Steve Ginsburg)