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David Savard | Defenseman | #58

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/22/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 227
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 4 (94) / CLM
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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. Mar 19 - 6:21 PM

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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.
Feb 26 - 8:26 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.
Feb 12 - 8:28 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.
Feb 11 - 2:52 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.
Feb 11 - 5:35 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.
Feb 6 - 6:34 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.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 3 - 6:56 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.
Jan 31 - 3:40 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.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 26 - 7:59 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.
Jan 26 - 3:07 PM

David Savard sustained an undisclosed injury on Thursday.

Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella didn't have an update on Savard Friday afternoon. Consider Savard day-to-day for now.
Jan 20 - 2:05 PM

David Savard led the Blue Jackets with five shots on goal Wednesday.

The Blue Jackets were shut out for the first time all season as they dropped a 2-0 decision to Calgary. Savard has seen his power play time go down this season with rookie Zach Werenski picking up his slack but Savard has been a solid member of the blueline corps this season. "He doesn't get a lot of attention at that position, and at that position that’s a good thing," coach John Tortorella said. "He’s a foundation guy. You can't win without a guy like that, and he's served that role very well." Savard has a goal and three assists this season so he is not worth having in your fantasy lineup.
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 09:36:00 AM

David Savard recorded an assist in the Blue Jackets' 3-2 overtime loss to Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Savard has no goals and two assists in five games this season. He's capable of getting 30-40 points in a season where he stays healthy.
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 10:36:00 AM

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.
Source: Rob Mixer
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 08:52:00 PM

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.
Mon, Apr 11, 2016 05:20:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Brandon Dubinsky
2Alexander Wennberg
3Pierre-Luc Dubois
4Lukas Sedlak
5Jordan Schroeder
LW1Artemi Panarin
2Boone Jenner
3Matt Calvert
4Tyler Motte
5Sonny Milano
6Markus Hannikainen
RW1Cam Atkinson
2Nick Foligno
3Josh Anderson
4Oliver Bjorkstrand
5Zac Dalpe
D1Zach Werenski
2Seth Jones
3Jack Johnson
4David Savard
5Ryan Murray
6Scott Harrington
7Gabriel Carlsson
8Cameron Gaunce
9Markus Nutivaara
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Joonas Korpisalo