David Savard


Lightning's David Savard: Chips in with pair of assists

Savard tallied two assists and added a pair of hits in an 8-0 victory over the Islanders in Game 5 on Monday. Savard enjoyed his first multi-point performance since February, drawing assists on goals by Alex Killorn and Ondrej Palat. He logged 21:40 of ice time, which trailed only defense partner Mikhail Sergachev (24:00) among Tampa Bay skaters, and had a plus-2 rating. Savard has three assists in 13 playoff contests.

Lightning's David Savard: Ready to rock

Savard (upper body) will return to the lineup for Saturday's Game 4 versus Carolina, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports. Savard is expected to return to a bottom-pairing role following his three-game absence. The veteran blueliner has gone scoreless while posting a minus-1 rating through six contests this postseason.

Lightning's David Savard: Still sidelined

Savard (upper body) isn't expected to play in Thursday's Game 3 versus the Hurricanes, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports. Savard will miss a third straight contest with his upper-body injury. The veteran blueliner has gone scoreless while posting a minus-1 rating through six games this postseason.
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Lightning's David Savard: Remains out for Game 2

Savard (upper body) won't play Tuesday's Game 2 at Carolina, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports. Savard reportedly skated in some capacity at morning skate Tuesday, but he's evidently not in good enough shape to slot back into the lineup. He'll likely be spelled on the back end for the second straight game by veteran Luke Schenn.

David Savard Day-to-Day With Upper Body Injury

The Tampa Bay Lightning stole Game 1 of their second-round matchup from the Carolina Hurricanes, and they did so without the services of David Savard. Savard was ruled out with an upper-body injury, and head coach Jon Cooper provided an update in his post-game presser, noting that Savard was day-to-day.
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Lightning's David Savard: Won't play Game 1

Savard is dealing with an upper-body injury and will not play Game 1 on Sunday against Carolina. Savard suited up for all six games against Florida in Round 1, and there was no previous indication of an injury prior to pregame warmups. Nonetheless, he'll be replaced on the back end by Luke Schenn.

Lightning's David Savard: Back at it

Savard (lower body) will return to Tampa Bay's lineup for Thursday's game versus Dallas, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports. Savard is expected to skate on the Lightning's second pairing Thursday. He's gone scoreless through seven games since being traded to Tampa Bay on April 10.

Lightning's David Savard: Sitting out Tuesday

Savard (lower body) won't play in Tuesday's game versus the Blackhawks, Lightning Radio Network reports. Savard's absence won't affect fantasy managers much, as the 30-year-old blueliner has produced just six points through 47 games. He's considered day-to-day, and Cal Foote will fill in on the blue line for the time being.
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Blue Jackets facing David Savard while struggling to preserve culture he helped build

Going into a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday, the Blue Jackets hadn’t won since former captain Nick Foligno and David Savard were on the roster. Foligno filled the stat sheet on April 6 at Nationwide Arena with a goal, four shots and four hits in a 4-2 victory against the Lightning. Savard logged three hits and blocked two shots. The Jackets’ playoff hopes had a faint pulse after that game, but the heartbeat of this season officially stopped when Savard was a healthy scratch two days later for a 6-4 loss to the Lightning, a warning sign that a trade was in the works.
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Lightning’s David Savard plays against old team for first time

TAMPA — Lightning defenseman David Savard knew this day was coming. Playing against his old teammates and friends wasn’t something he could study or practice, he was just going to have to navigate through the emotions. “I knew it was coming at some point,” Savard said ahead of Thursday’s game...
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Blue Jackets’ David Savard: A Master Class in Professionalism

597 games played. And then another 37 playoff games played. Through it all, David Savard handled everything the same way: with true professionalism. Savard was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday as part of a three-way trade. The Blue Jackets received a first-round pick in the 2021 draft as well as a third-round pick in the 2022 draft.
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Lightning: Getting to Know David Savard

As the 2021 NHL Trade Deadline looms near as Monday approaches, the Tampa Bay Lightning did not wait to make a roster move gearing up for their next Stanley Cup championship run. In what was a busy Saturday for deals (defenseman Brandon Montour was traded to the Florida Panthers and goalie Devan Dubnyk moved to the Colorado Avalanche), the Lightning made a trade to acquire defenseman David Savard in what was a three-team deal that also included the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Detroit Red Wings.

Lightning Round: Additional details of David Savard trade

As you already know, the Tampa Bay Lightning acquired David Savard from the Columbus Blue Jackets in a three-way deal, which also includes Detroit Red Wings as the third side. As a result the Lightning also received Brian Lashoff, a 30-year old defenseman, who previously played for the Red Wings, the Blue Jackets received the Lightning’s first round pick in 2021 and third-round pick in 2022 and the Red Wings acquired the Lightning’s fourth-round pick in 2021. For more information about specific pieces of this deal and an official press release, please check Justin’s report from yesterday [Raw Charge]
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Why David Savard was best trade fit for Lightning

TAMPA — David Savard knows the Lightning well. Playing for the Columbus Blue Jackets, he not only played Tampa Bay often this season in the realigned Central Division, but also the past two postseasons. In some ways, he’s seen the Lightning at their best and their worst. Two seasons ago,...
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David Savard Reportedly Traded to Lightning from Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets are sending defenseman David Savard to the Tampa Bay Lightning ahead of the April 12 trade deadline, according to TSN's Frank Seravalli. As we await details, #CBJ David Savard has been notified he’s been traded to #tblightning. It's unclear what Tampa Bay is giving up in...