The NHL rescinded the game misconduct levied on Savard during Thursday's loss to the Senators, meaning he won't face any additional discipline, the Columbus Dispatch reports. He was given a five-minute boarding penalty and 10-minute misconduct for a hit on Bobby Ryan that, upon review, proved to be a clean shoulder-to-shoulder check. Players receive an automatic one-game suspension after picking up two game misconducts during a season, so Savard at least won't have that hanging over his head.
Savard picked up two assists in Saturday's win over Colorado. Savard now has four assists in nine games to open the season. While his minus-8 rating is a concern, Savard has been averaging 21:58 of ice time this year and is seeing time on the power play. Now that the Blue Jackets have won a game, look for Savard , who recorded 36 points last season, to start producing more heavily. The 25-year-old is skating on the top defensive pairing and has shown he can be a reliable source of production from the blueline.
David Savard finished the preseason with two assists and a plus-four rating in four preseason games.
David Savard signed a five-year, $21.25 million extension with the Blue Jackets on Tuesday, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports. The deal will go into effect beginning next season and runs through 2020-21.
David Savard picked up two assists and was a plus-3 in Friday's win over the Sabres.
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