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David Savard | Defenseman | #58

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/22/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 227
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 4 (94) / CLM
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David Savard (illness) will be good to go Tuesday night.
Savard was back on the ice for the team's optional morning skate after he was absent from Monday's session because he was feeling under the weather. He has posted 15 points in 75 games this season. Mar 27 - 2:09 PM

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David Savard has been fined $5,000 for slashing Florida's Vincent Trocheck.

The incident occurred on Sunday and it is the maximum allowable under the terms of the CBA. Savard was not penalized on the play.
Jan 8 - 1:07 PM

David Savard will be back in the lineup on Monday night.

Savard was scratched this past Friday against the Rangers, but he will play against Buffalo. The Blue Jackets defender has two goals and six points in 19 games this season.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 02:05:00 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets will make David Savard a healthy scratch on Friday night.

Savard is supposed to be one of Columbus' key figures on defense, but the coaching staff clearly isn't happy with his work. He has two goals, four assists and a minus-1 rating in 19 games this season. Gabriel Carlsson will take Savard's spot in the lineup. Scott Harrington will also watch the game from the press box.
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 06:36:00 PM

David Savard had a goal and an assist Saturday in the Blue Jackets 5-4 win over Minnesota.

It was the defenseman's first two points of the season. Savard should get 20-25 points per season. If you look up his stats and are enthralled by the 36 points he picked up in 2014-15, you are likely wasting a spot on your blueline if you are waiting for him to do it again.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 07:50:00 AM

David Savard picked up the 21st point of his campaign during Sunday's 4-1 win over the Devils.

It was the 16th helper of the season for him. He needs just four more for his third straight season with at least 20 assists.
Sun, Mar 19, 2017 06:21:00 PM

David Savard had a goal and two assists for Columbus Saturday.

Not only that, he was a plus-five on the night as Columbus rolled to a 7-0 shellacking of the New York Islanders. Savard has three goals and 17 points this season as he has been surpassed offensively by Zach Werenski on the Blue Jackets depth chart but if he was in your lineup Saturday, kudos, as the move definitely paid off.
Sun, Feb 26, 2017 08:26:00 AM

David Savard returned to the Columbus lineup Saturday and boy was Sergei Bobrovsky ever glad.

Savard had missed eight of his last nine games with back spasms but he was back in the lineup blocking shots and playing solid defense like he always does. "That's a usual picture for me," Bobrovsky said. "He usually makes more saves than me. I'm obviously happy to have him back." Savard has two goals and 12 points this season in 46 games but is a valued member of the Blue Jackets defensive corps.
Sun, Feb 12, 2017 08:28:00 AM

David Savard will return to the Blue Jackets' blue line against the Red Wings on Saturday.

Through 45 games this season he's posted two goals and 12 points along with 73 blocks and 74 hits while seeing an average of 21:24 of ice time per game.
Sat, Feb 11, 2017 02:52:00 PM

David Savard (undisclosed) skated without the Blue Jackets on Friday.

Savard was on the ice for about an hour. He's missed five straight contests.
Sat, Feb 11, 2017 05:35:00 AM

David Savard (undisclosed) skated before practice on Monday.

He still doesn't have an exact timetable for his return, but he appears to be making progress. Savard hasn't played since Jan. 26.
Mon, Feb 6, 2017 06:34:00 PM

David Savard (undisclosed) will remain out of the lineup on Friday against the Penguins.

Through 45 games thus far Savard has posted two goals and 12 points in 73 blocks and 74 hits. However he has not suited up since Jan. 26th.
Fri, Feb 3, 2017 06:56:00 PM

David Savard is on the sidelines again with an undisclosed injury.

He experienced some discomfort when he returned to the lineup last Thursday at Nashville and he didn't skate Monday. Savard is reportedly suffering from back spasms and his a timetable for his recovery is uncertain.
Tue, Jan 31, 2017 03:40:00 PM

The Blue Jackets will get David Savard back on their blue line on Thursday.

Through 44 games thus far the defender has 12 points along with 72 blocks and 73 hits.
Thu, Jan 26, 2017 07:59:00 PM

David Savard (undisclosed) is considered a game-time decision on Thursday.

Savard has two goals and 12 points in 44 contests this season. He'll be paired with Jack Johnson if he does play.
Thu, Jan 26, 2017 03:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Alexander Wennberg
2Nick Foligno
3Brandon Dubinsky
4Mark Letestu
5Lukas Sedlak
6Alex Broadhurst
LW1Artemi Panarin
2Pierre-Luc Dubois
3Boone Jenner
4Matt Calvert
5Markus Hannikainen
6Eric Robinson
RW1Cam Atkinson
2Josh Anderson
3Thomas Vanek
4Oliver Bjorkstrand
5Sonny Milano
D1Zach Werenski
2Seth Jones
3Jack Johnson
4David Savard
5Ryan Murray
6Ian Cole
7Taylor Chorney
8Scott Harrington
9Dean Kukan
10Markus Nutivaara
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Joonas Korpisalo
3Jeff Zatkoff