Savard (lower body) will return to Tampa Bay's lineup for Thursday's game versus Dallas, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports. Savard is expected to skate on the Lightning's second pairing Thursday. He's gone scoreless through seven games since being traded to Tampa Bay on April 10.
Savard (lower body) was held out of the lineup Tuesday for precautionary reasons and he should be able to return Thursday versus the Stars, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports. The Lightning have the luxury of taking things cautiously with injuries given their position in the standings. Savard would likely resume a top-four role if he can return Thursday -- fantasy managers should double-check on his status prior to that contest.
Savard (lower body) won't play in Tuesday's game versus the Blackhawks, Lightning Radio Network reports. Savard's absence won't affect fantasy managers much, as the 30-year-old blueliner has produced just six points through 47 games. He's considered day-to-day, and Cal Foote will fill in on the blue line for the time being.
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.
Last 7 Games
|3 Year Avg||77||4||13||17||6||0||0||0||0||0||73.5|