Savard has been traded to the Lightning, reports Frank Seravalli of TSN.ca. Details are pending and NESN broadcasters during the afternoon Flyers-Bruins' game suggested a top pick might be in play. More information will come as it becomes available. Savard immediately toughens up the Bolts' blue line, and while his fantasy value is limited, he's a pillar on the ice and will be a key cog in another Cup run for Tampa.
Savard won't be in the lineup against Tampa Bay on Thursday as a precaution. Savard will likely generate plenty of interest on the trade market, which is why the team doesn't want to risk him getting hurt. While a shutdown defenseman of Savard's level will no doubt help a Cup contender, he won't offer much in the way of fantasy value considering he has registered one point in his last 16 contests.
Savard scored a goal and blocked three shots in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Lightning. Savard scored for the first time since the 2018-19 campaign -- he went 107 games between tallies after coming up empty in 68 contests last year. The 30-year-old Savard hasn't exactly been a fountain of offense in 2020-21, as he has just six points through 36 appearances. The Quebec native has added 81 blocked shots, 80 hits, 24 PIM and 43 shots on net in a primarily defensive role.
Savard produced an assist, two hits and two blocked shots in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Stars. Savard's secondary helper on a Boone Jenner goal in the second period ended the former's 10-game point drought. The 30-year-old Savard isn't know for big scoring numbers. He has five helpers, 62 hits, 51 blocked shots and a minus-5 rating through 24 contests while working as a more defensive presence on the second pairing.
Savard (illness) will be back in the lineup against Chicago on Tuesday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports. Savard will step in for Michael Del Zotto, who sustained a lower-body injury. Savard hasn't scored a goal since March 2019, a stretch of 90 games without tickling the twine. As such, fantasy players probably shouldn't be banking on him contributing too often in the offensive end.
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