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DAVID SAVARD RUMORS & GOSSIP

Savard becoming bedrock on the Blue Line

Two years ago, defenseman David Savard came upon a fork in the road. He played just four games for Columbus in 2013 and realized that if he wanted to stay in the NHL, he had to get lighter and quicker. He took that message to heart that summer and came into training camp in September 2013 as a reinvigorated player. "I think it was a wake-up call", he said. "Two years...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
9 days ago  |  Discuss

2013/14 Season Review: David Savard

A breakout season can be quantified in a multitude of ways. An increase in offense can often constitute a breakout season, whether it is a forward or a defenseman. David Savard came into this season needing a breakout year in the worst way, finding himself so far down on the depth chart it seemed as if he was bound for another year in Springfield. An injury to Dalton Prout opened...
Via BS Hockey
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets re-sign Savard — two years, $2.6 million

The Columbus Blue Jackets are doing well to maintain the blue line corps they had last season. Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports the team has re-signed defenseman David Savard to a two-year, $2.6 million deal. Savard, 23, has been a depth blue liner the past three seasons in Columbus, but took control of a steady position during this past campaign. He played in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Savard playing bigger role for Columbus since Olympic break

The defense rests. Yeah, sure, maybe in the courtroom, but not on the Columbus Blue Jackets back line. Not even close, especially since the roster was depleted with injuries to two of the team's top-six defensemen. Fedor Tyutin missed the first eight games after the Olympic break before returning for the game in Minnesota, and Ryan Murray has been out since injuring his knee...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets defenseman David Savard's stick flies into stands (Video)

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman David Savard lost his stick and watched it fly over the glass and into the stands during the second period of Saturday night's game against Florida. Savard lost the grasp on his stick when Panthers forward Marcel Goc accidentally lifted it as both players were fighting for possession of the puck. Savard didn't even try to get the stick back...
Via Holdout Sports
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Blue Jackets defenseman loses stick over the glass

The Columbus Blue Jackets were up on the Florida Panthers early in the 2nd period when a truly bizarre incident took place. Blue Jackets defenseman David Savard stick flew out of his hands and over the glass when Florida Panthers forward Marcel Goc lifted his stick to get the puck. Fox Sports even took the initiative and interviewed the lucky fan who got the stick, who amazingly...
Via Diehardsport
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets, Savard agree to one-year deal

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman David Savard to a one-year, two-way contract. General manager Jarmo Kekalainen made the announcement on Monday, and the deal is structured for easier transactions between the NHL and Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Mass. A third-round choice of the Blue Jackets in 2009, Savard, 22, has appeared in 35...
Via AP on Fox
July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Savard once again recalled by Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have retained defenseman David Savard on emergency recall, 12 hours after sending him to their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Mass. He had been called up on Tuesday but did not play. The Blue Jackets, winners of five in a row, were without defensemen Adrian Aucoin and Nikita Nikitin for all or part of Wednesday night...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Savard sent by Blue Jackets to AHL Springfield

The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned defenseman David Savard to Springfield of the American Hockey League. Savard had been brought in on an emergency recall but wasn't needed for the Blue Jackets' game at Anaheim on Wednesday night. The 22-year-old Savard has totaled 44 minutes, 35 seconds of ice time in three games with Columbus this season. He has five goals and 26...
Via AP on Fox
April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Jackets get David Savard on emergency recall

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have added defenseman David Savard on emergency recall from their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Mass. Veteran Adrian Aucoin left with an injury in the second period of Monday night's 4-3 overtime victory over Colorado that moved the Blue Jackets into a tie with Detroit for eighth place in the West. The 22-year...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 16, 2013  |  Discuss
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