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David Savard | Defenseman | #58

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/22/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 227
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 4 (94) / CLM
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Following ankle surgery at the end of last season, David Savard reports that he's back to full strength.
That's huge, if true. Savard proved himself to be a top-four defender with his 11-goal and 36 point season in 2013-14, but only managed four goals and 25 points last season. Heading into his age-26 season, both he and Columbus need to know if his talents lie closer to his 11-goal or four-goal campaign. Sep 24 - 8:52 PM
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David Savard underwent foot surgery on Monday morning.

He played through a chipped bone in his foot and a strained oblique muscle for most of the season. Savard is projected to require six-to-eight weeks to recover. Columbus GM Jarmo Kekalainen said that Savard should be 100 percent by training camp. He posted 25 points in 65 games this campaign.
Apr 11 - 5:20 PM

David Savard had a couple of assists Saturday as well as being a plus-three.

It was a big night for the blueliner who is now up to four goals and 24 points in 61 games with a minus-12 rating. Savard had a better fantasy season last year with 11 goals and 36 points as well as 71 penalty minutes so poolies should expect more next season.
Apr 3 - 6:45 AM

David Savard scored a pair of goals in Friday's 6-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers.

Savard gave the Jackets a 2-0 lead in the first period and he extended their lead to 6-3 in the final frame. It's a rare offensive output from Savard, as he had just one goal on the season prior to this game. The 25-year-old has 20 points in 48 games this season.
Mar 4 - 9:54 PM

David Savard (oblique strain) has been activated off of the injured reserve list.

Savard was absent for 11 straight games. He has a goal and 16 points in 39 contests this season.
Feb 12 - 4:03 PM

David Savard (oblique strain) is feeling better, but it sounds like he'll spend a bit more time on the sidelines.

Savard needs to get into some full contact practices before he'll be good to go. He has a goal and 16 points in 39 contests in 2015-16.
Feb 11 - 11:48 AM

David Savard (oblique strain) is questionable to return Tuesday.

Savard partook in a full practice on Monday so his return is imminent but it may not come against the Islanders as the Blue Jackets kick off a stretch that sees them play 15 of their next 20 games at home. Savard has already missed 15 games this season after playing the full 82 game slate last season. "You see guys going down all the time, but I’ve never really been part of that before," Savard said. "It’s tough. You rehab, work out and try to get back as quick as possible, but it’s hard. Sometimes your body doesn’t work like you want it to." Savard has a goal and 16 points in 39 games this season. His fantasy value is limited at this time.
Feb 9 - 5:52 AM

David Savard (oblique strain) hasn't been given the green light to participate in contact drills.

Savard did take part in Wednesday's practice, but that doesn't necessarily mean his return is imminent. At the very least, he won't play on Thursday.
Feb 4 - 10:57 AM

David Savard (oblique strain) participated in Wednesday's practice.

Savard was initially projected to miss four weeks and it's been about three weeks since his last contest. He has a goal and 16 points in 39 contests in 2015-16.
Feb 3 - 4:44 PM

David Savard (oblique strain) has been moved to the injured reserve list.

Savard is expected to miss the next four weeks, so this move isn't surprising. He has a goal and 16 points in 39 contests this season.
Jan 22 - 2:12 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have revealed that David Savard's upper-body issue is an oblique strain.

Savard suffered the injury during Wednesday's contest. As previously reported, he will likely be out for the next four weeks.
Jan 19 - 9:12 AM

David Savard has an oblique strain and he is expected to miss four weeks.

Savard was great in 2014-15 with 11 goals and 36 points in 82 games, but he has posted just one marker and 15 assists over 39 appearances this year. He has also been sidetracked by some injuries.
Jan 18 - 6:03 PM

David Savard's upper-body injury will sideline him for the long-term.

We don't know a lot about Savard's injury, but Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella did reveal that the defenseman is expected to miss "weeks." Savard was hurt during Wednesday's contest. He has a goal and 16 points in 39 contests in 2015-16.
Jan 15 - 1:30 PM

David Savard left Wednesday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs with an upper body injury

Columbus announced he would not return to the game. Further details to come.
Jan 13 - 8:40 PM

David Savard (ankle) returned to the Blue Jackets' lineup Saturday against the Capitals.

Savard hadn’t played since Dec. 15 when he was injured against the Kings. He has 13 assists in 33 games.
Jan 2 - 8:11 PM

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