It’s been three years since David Savard and Josh Anderson were part of a Blue Jackets “core” group that shocked the NHL with a first-round sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning. They’ve since been traded, faced each other in the 2021 Stanley Cup Final — won by...
Savard managed an assist in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Jets. Savard ended a five-game point drought with the secondary assist on Joel Armia's second-period tally. Offense is almost always an afterthought for Savard, who instead focuses on defense and physical play in a top-four role. The 31-year-old blueliner has 14 points, 55 shots on net, 119 hits, 113 blocked shots and a minus-16 rating in 53 games this season.
The Montreal Canadiens’ season has had more ups and downs than your favorite ride at the amusement park. A new General Manager, a new Vice President, a new Coach, trades galore, injuries that never seem to end. There were certainly no shortage of topics to discuss, good and bad.
Savard scored a goal and assisted on another in Saturday's 4-2 win over Toronto. Savard's points bookended the night for Montreal. He got the Canadiens on the board in the second period, jumping up in the play to finish a beautiful pass from Laurent Dauphin, then provided the secondary helper on Christian Dvorak's empty-netter. It was the second goal in three games since returning from an ankle injury for Savard, who has 12 points, 103 hits, 97 blocked shots and 26 PIM over 45 games.
Savard scored his second goal of the season in Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Bruins. Making his return from an ankle injury that had kept him sidelined since Jan. 27, Savard got Montreal on the board in style, carrying the puck into the slot from the blue line before flipping a backhand shot over Jeremy Swayman's shoulder. The veteran defenseman also played his usual physical contest, adding three shots, three hits, two blocked shots, two PIM and a minus-1 rating to his ledger, and Savard is now two hits and six blocks shy of reaching triple digits in each category for the eighth straight season.
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Savard (ankle) was activated from injured reserve and will play Monday against Boston, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports. Savard will return from a 20-game absence Monday. The veteran blueliner is averaging 20:43 of ice time with nine points and a minus-17 rating in his first season with Montreal. He hasn't scored a point since Jan. 1 against the Panthers.
The Canadiens placed Savard (ankle) on injured reserve Friday, per the NHL media site. The move doesn't impact when Savard will return, as he was already expected to be out until late March with the right ankle injury. The defenseman has a goal and eight assists in 42 games this season.
The Montreal Canadiens have suffered injuries this season at a rate no one could have expected, and it isn’t slowing down. Late Saturday night, the team ruled out David Savard for eight weeks with his right ankle injury. Savard, 31, last played on January 27 against the Anaheim Ducks,...
MONTREAL -- Following Saturday's game against the Oilers, the Canadiens announced that David Savard will miss eight weeks due to a right ankle injury. Savard was not in uniform for the 7-2 loss, having been ruled out for the contest just prior to warmups. The injury was suffered on Jan....
The Montreal Canadiens will have to slow down two of the best players in the NHL without one of their most-used defensemen. Renaud Lavoie confirmed that David Savard won’t suit up for the Habs against the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday, also noting that the rearguard will be unavailable against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday.
Montreal Canadiens defenseman David Savard is expected to be sidelined eight weeks with a right ankle injury. Savard, 31, initially sustained the injury while blocking a shot during Montreal's Jan. 12 loss to the Boston Bruins. He competed in seven more games before being scratched ahead of the Canadiens' 7-2...
The Montreal Canadiens are getting set to face the Edmonton Oilers tonight but they will be without another veteran. David Savard is out with a lower body injury and will not play tonight’s game. The team announced this lineup change just as the team headed onto the ice for the pregame warmup.
Savard will miss eight weeks due to an injury to his right ankle, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports. Savard was announced as out with a lower-body injury ahead of Saturday's game versus the Oilers, but he's now expected to miss significant time. With the eight-week timeline, Savard is unlikely to return before late March, though the Canadiens have no need to rush him back given their position at the bottom of the Atlantic Division standings. Look for Kale Clague to see an increased role in the lineup going forward, while Savard could eventually be placed on injured reserve.
Savard adds two PIM and three hits in an 8-2 loss to the Wild on Monday. Savard has not scored a point over his last seven games. Over the last four seasons, the defenseman just two goals across more than 150 contests, so his one-goal 2021 is not all that surprising.
Savard cleared the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Monday, per John Lu of TSN.ca. Savard entered the league's virus protocols on Jan. 4 but returned to full practice Monday. The 31-year-old averaged 22:52 of ice time and recorded five points through his last 10 appearances.
Savard was placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Tuesday. Savard isn't exactly known as an offensive powerhouse considering he has just two goals over the last three seasons and hasn't reached the 15-point threshold in any of those campaigns.