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Canadiens' David Savard: Receives green light
Savard (knee) will be good to go for training camp, Eric Engels of Sportsnet reports.
Savard missed the final seven games of the 2022-23 season because of a knee injury. In 62 contests last campaign, he posted 20 points, 176 blocked shots and 61 hits. Savard is slated to play on Montreal's top defense pairing in 2023-24.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' David Savard: Officially shut down
Savard (knee) won't play again this season.
Savard sustained the injury Tuesday versus the Flyers, and with the Canadiens near the bottom of the standings, there's no point in rushing him back. He ends 2022-23 with 20 points, 176 blocked shots, 61 hits and a minus-14 rating in 62 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' David Savard: Still out Saturday
Savard (lower body) will miss Saturday's contests against the Hurricanes.
Savard will miss a second game after suffering a lower-body injury. The 32-year-old blueliner has three goals, 17 points and a minus-14 rating in 62 contests this season. Chris Wideman will remain in the lineup on Montreal's top pairing with Savard out.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' David Savard: Unlikely to play Thursday
Savard (lower body) took warmups but didn't participate in line rushes Thursday, indicating he'll be out for the game versus the Panthers, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.
Savard's injury popped up after the Canadiens' last game, and it appears it'll cost him at least one appearance. The 32-year-old is set to be replaced by Chris Wideman in the lineup. Savard will try to be ready for Saturday's game versus the Hurricanes.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' David Savard: Game-time decision Thursday
Savard (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision according to coach Martin St. Louis.
Savard has three goals, 20 points and 176 blocked shots this season. He has been a top-pairing defenseman for a floundering team but sees little time --averaging nine seconds per game -- on the power play.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' David Savard: Garners assist in win
Savard logged an assist, two shots on goal, one hit and one blocked shot over 24:48 of ice time in Monday's 4-3 shootout win over Buffalo.
Savard assisted on Alex Belzile's second-period tally for his fourth helper in his last eight outings. With 20 points in 60 contests, Savard is having a typical campaign. The one thing that jumps out is a reduction in hits. Savard habitually delivers multiple hits per game -- normally in triple digits for a full year -- but the 32-year-old has just 60 this season.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' David Savard: Records assist in Thursday's loss
Savard posted an assist, two PIM, two hits and three blocked shots in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Kings.
Savard has been a solid contributor with eight points over his last 24 contests. The 32-year-old defenseman continues to log top-four minutes as a more defensive presence, but he's chipping in just enough offense to be interesting in deep fantasy formats. For the season, Savard's at 16 points, 46 shots on net, 140 blocked shots, 37 hits, 38 PIM and a minus-11 rating through 48 outings.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' David Savard: Scores third marker of 2022-23
Savard found the back of the net in Montreal's 5-2 win over Philadelphia on Friday.
Savard opened the scoring at 17:50 of the first period. It was his third goal and 15th point in 45 games in 2022-23. Savard was limited to a goal and no assists over his previous six outings.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' David Savard: Scores in win
Savard scored a goal on three shots over 20:30 of ice time in Tuesday's 4-0 win over the Blackhawks.
Savard extended Montreal's lead to three goals when he entered the fray in front of the net and beat Jaxson Stauber with a far-side wrister. It was the second goal of the season for Savard and first since November.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' David Savard: Helps on game-winner
Savard had an assist, two shots on goal, one hit and six blocked shots over 23:13 of ice time in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over the Maple Leafs.
Savard was the secondary helper on Rem Pitlick's overtime winner, giving the defenseman three points over the last six games. He'll provide modest offense from the blue line, but Savard has value as a shot blocker, ranking second on the Canadiens with 104 over 34 games.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' David Savard: Ready to rock
Savard (upper body) will be activated off injured reserve and return to the lineup Tuesday versus Nashville.
Anderson is expected to return to a prominent role Tuesday, skating on the second pairing and second power-play unit against Nashville. He's picked up eight points through 24 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' David Savard: Practices Monday
Savard (upper body) wore a full-contact sweater Monday, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Savard, who has missed 13 games, could rejoin the Canadiens for Tuesday's road game in Nashville. The Habs have been getting by with multiple rookies on the blue line and could use another veteran like Savard. Montreal has lost five straight by a combined score of 26-8.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' David Savard: Progressing in recovery
Savard (upper body) has been skating on his own at the Canadiens' practice facilty.
Although he's clearly progressing in his recovery, Savard has yet to join the team for practice, a step he'll almost certainly need to take before returning to game action. The 32-year-old defender has picked up eight points while averaging 22:17 of ice time through 24 contests this season.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' David Savard: Officially on IR
Savard (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, per CapFriendly.
Savard is not expected to return until after the holiday break, so this move frees up a roster spot for the Canadiens. The 32-year-old defenseman's absence should be covered mainly by Mike Matheson, who returned to the lineup Saturday following a four-game absence with a lower-body injury.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' David Savard: Will miss 2-3 weeks
Savard will be sidelined for 2-3 weeks with an upper-body injury.
Given the expected length of Savard's absence, it wouldn't be surprising to see him land on injured reserve in the coming days. Look for another update on the 32-year-old defender, who's collected eight points through 24 games this season, to surface once he's nearing a return to the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' David Savard: Ruled out for Monday
Savard (upper body) won't play Monday against Calgary, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.
Savard sat out three games last week and he isn't ready to return yet. He is considered to be day-to-day. Savard has registered one goal, seven helpers, 24 shots on net, 74 blocks and 19 hits in 24 contests this campaign.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' David Savard: Remains sidelined
Savard (upper body) won't play Saturday against Los Angeles, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Savard will miss a third straight game and the Canadiens will be missing fellow defender Mike Matheson (undisclosed) as well. Montreal will get forward Mike Hoffman (lower body) back, so the team is projected to go back to dressing six blueliners after playing seven Tuesday at Seattle.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' David Savard: Not playing Tuesday
Savard (upper body) won't play Tuesday against Seattle.
Savard also wasn't available for Monday's matchup with Vancouver. He is listed as day-to-day.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' David Savard: Won't play Monday
Savard will sit out Monday's game against Vancouver with an upper-body injury.
Savard will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis, so his availability for Tuesday's contest at Seattle hasn't been determined yet. He has posted one goal, seven assists, 74 blocks and 19 hits in 24 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' David Savard: First goal of season
Savard scored a goal in a 3-1 win over Columbus on Wednesday. It stood as the game winner.
A goal is a goal, even if it goes in off your skate. Savard was in front of the net when Kirby Dach's centering pass redirected off Savard's foot and past by Joonas Korpisalo early in the third period. It's his first goal of the season and first since March 21, 2022. Savard has eight points in 20 games this season, including three (one goal, two assists) in his last five.... See More ... See Less
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