I was just reading an icenetwork article about German Nationals and it looks like Savchenko and Szolkowy are still planning on using the throw triple axel in their programs...
Here's a link to the article (SPOILERS for German Nationals):
It turns out that Aliona hurt her back at COR and they couldn't train the element. I had thought they had decided to get rid of that element, and honestly I thought eliminating it did wonders for their skating. They also scored MUCH better at the GPF than they've been scoring recently so I kind of got the impression the judges were telling them to eliminate that element...
The way they talk about the axel it's like reading Moby Dick.
I also noticed they have decided not to compete in the team event. I didn't really think Germany would be a huge factor anyway in this event and I'm guessing the German Federation feels that way too, since it doesn't seem like it will be that big of a deal for them to miss it.