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Fri, Apr 29
vs Florida Panthers (58-18-6)
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Final
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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
58-18-6 122
54-21-7 115
51-23-8 110
51-26-5 107
32-39-11 75
32-40-10 74
33-42-7 73
22-49-11 55

2021 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 14 17 -22 20:47 36

Top David Savard News

  • Canadiens' David Savard: Hands out helper

    Savard managed an assist in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Jets.

    Savard ended a five-game point drought with the secondary assist on Joel Armia's second-period tally. Offense is almost always an afterthought for Savard, who instead focuses on defense and physical play in a top-four role. The 31-year-old blueliner has 14 points, 55 shots on net, 119 hits, 113 blocked shots and a minus-16 rating in 53 games this season.

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  • Canadiens' David Savard: Collects points in win

    Savard scored a goal and assisted on another in Saturday's 4-2 win over Toronto.

    Savard's points bookended the night for Montreal. He got the Canadiens on the board in the second period, jumping up in the play to finish a beautiful pass from Laurent Dauphin, then provided the secondary helper on Christian Dvorak's empty-netter. The goal was Savard's second in three games since returning from an ankle injury. He has 12 points, 103 hits, 97 blocked shots and 26 PIM over 45 games.

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  • Canadiens' David Savard: Lights lamp in return

    Savard scored his second goal of the season in Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Bruins.

    Making his return from an ankle injury that had kept him sidelined since Jan. 27, Savard got Montreal on the board in style, carrying the puck into the slot from the blue line before flipping a backhand shot over Jeremy Swayman's shoulder. The veteran defenseman also played his usual physical contest, adding three shots, three hits, two blocked shots, two PIM and a minus-1 rating to his ledger, and Savard is now two hits and six blocks shy of reaching triple digits in each category for the eighth straight season.

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  • Canadiens' David Savard: Making return Monday

    Savard (ankle) was activated from injured reserve and will play Monday against Boston, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.

    Savard will return from a 20-game absence Monday. The veteran blueliner is averaging 20:43 of ice time with nine points and a minus-17 rating in his first season with Montreal. He hasn't scored a point since Jan. 1 against the Panthers.

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  • Canadiens' David Savard: Placed on IR

    The Canadiens placed Savard (ankle) on injured reserve Friday, per the NHL media site.

    The move doesn't impact when Savard will return, as he was already expected to be out until late March with the right ankle injury. The defenseman has a goal and eight assists in 42 games this season.

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  • Canadiens' David Savard: Set for eight-week absence

    Savard will miss eight weeks due to an injury to his right ankle, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.

    Savard was announced as out with a lower-body injury ahead of Saturday's game versus the Oilers, but he's now expected to miss significant time. With the eight-week timeline, Savard is unlikely to return before late March, though the Canadiens have no need to rush him back given their position at the bottom of the Atlantic Division standings. Look for Kale Clague to see an increased role in the lineup going forward, while Savard could eventually be placed on injured reserve.

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  • Canadiens' David Savard: Out with lower-body injury

    Savard (lower body) won't play Saturday versus the Oilers.

    It's unclear when Savard suffered the lower-body injury, but he'll miss at least one contest. The defenseman has nine points through 42 contests, so he won't be missed much in fantasy. Kale Clague will likely take Savard's place in the lineup.

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  • Canadiens' David Savard: Shows physicality in loss

    Savard adds two PIM and three hits in an 8-2 loss to the Wild on Monday.

    Savard has not scored a point over his last seven games. Over the last four seasons, the defenseman has just two goals across more than 150 contests, so his one-goal output on the campaign is not all that surprising.

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  • Canadiens' David Savard: Departs COVID-19 protocols

    Savard cleared the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Monday, per John Lu of TSN.ca.

    Savard entered the league's virus protocols on Jan. 4 but returned to full practice Monday. The 31-year-old averaged 22:52 of ice time and recorded five points through his last 10 appearances.

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  • Canadiens' David Savard: Lands in COVID-19 protocols

    Savard was placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Tuesday.

    Savard isn't exactly known as an offensive powerhouse considering he has just two goals over the last three seasons and hasn't reached the 15-point threshold in any of those campaigns.

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  • Canadiens' David Savard: Extends point streak

    Savard had an assist, three shots on net, one hit, one blocked shot and six PIM in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Panthers.

    Savard was credited with the secondary assist on Jonathan Drouin's first-period goal. He has points in three straight games while shouldering a heavy load on the blue line with four regular defenders on the COVID-19 protocols list. Additionally, 11 regular forwards are unavailable due to COVID-19 protocols or injury. The team should look different, and Savard will have reinforcements, for the Canadiens' next scheduled game, Jan. 12 in Boston. Montreal's next four games, all at home in Quebec, have been postponed.

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  • Canadiens' David Savard: Scores beauty in OT loss

    Savard scored a goal on four shots in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to Tampa Bay. He added four hits and two blocked shots to his line.

    Savard intercepted a pass at the top of the Lightning zone and showed off his stickhandling skills, snaking through traffic to beat Max Lagace glove side. The score gave Montreal a 4-3 lead midway through the third period; however, Corey Perry tied the game with 20 seconds left and Ondrej Palat ended matters 36 seconds into overtime. It was Savard's first goal in 32 games and second straight game with a point. He skated on the top pair and is currently the de facto top blueliner with Ben Chiarot, Jeff Petry and Chris Wideman sidelined in COVID-19 protocols. The defensive alignment should remain in place for upcoming road games Thursday against the Hurricanes and Saturday against the Panthers. Beyond that, the NHL postponed several home games, and the Habs will resume play Jan. 12 in Boston.

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  • Canadiens' David Savard: Earns secondary helper in win

    Savard had an assist and two hits in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over the Flyers.

    Savard earned his third point in the last six games with a secondary assist, initiating a sequence that led to Laurent Dauphin's game-tying goal. The 31-year-old blueliner has seven assists, which ranks tied for fourth on the team, and leads Montreal with 65 blocked shots.

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  • Canadiens' David Savard: Joins rush for assist

    Savard had an assist, four shots on goal, one hit, two blocked shots and two penalty minutes in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Lightning.

    Savard, who joined a rush to give Montreal a three-on-two advantage, registered his sixth assist of the season, when he took a feed from Jonathan Drouin and directed the puck to Nick Suzuki for the center's sixth goal of the season. Montreal's blueliners need to make plays like this, as the Canadiens cope with several injuries to goal-scoring forwards while putting out a lineup dotted with bottom-six NHL veterans and minor leaguers.

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  • Canadiens' David Savard: Active in OT loss

    Savard had an assist, one shot on goal, three hits, six blocked shots and two PIM in Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to Nashville.

    Savard's blast from the point was stopped by Juuse Saros, but the goalie left a rebound which Christian Dvorak cleaned up to give Montreal a 2-1 lead. The assist was Savard's first point in six games and gives him five points (all assists) over 26 games.

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  • Canadiens' David Savard: Garners assist in win

    Savard had an assist, four hits and one blocked shot in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Predators.

    Savard joined a Montreal breakout following a turnover and was the secondary assist on Artturi Lehkonen's goal to the put the Canadiens on top early in the first period. It was Savard's fourth point (all assists) and first in seven games.

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  • Canadiens' David Savard: Sets up shortie

    Savard had a shorthanded assist, one hit, one blocked shot and two PIM in Thursday's 6-2 loss to the Islanders.

    Savard had several wobbly moments, like getting caught flat-footed on the first New York goal and losing the puck at the offensive blue line leading to their fourth, but he made a perfect pass off the boards to set up Nick Suzuki for the Canadiens' first goal. It was the third assist of the season for Savard, who is minus-5 through 12 games.

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  • Canadiens' David Savard: Adds helper in win

    Savard posted an assist, three hits, three blocked shots, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Sharks.

    Savard helped out on Josh Anderson's empty-net goal in the third period. The 31-year-old Savard has two helpers, 11 hits, 15 blocked shots and a minus-4 rating through eight contests. He's more of a defensive presence in the top four, so most fantasy managers shouldn't be turning to him for scoring help.

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  • Canadiens' David Savard: Picks up first point

    Savard had an assist, one hit and one blocked shot over 18:21 of ice time in Saturday's 6-1 win over the Red Wings.

    Savard helped even the score in the first period, picking up the secondary assist on Ben Chiarot's first goal of the season. It was a celebratory night for Montreal, which scored just four goals through five games. Many players registered their first points, including Savard, Chiarot, Cole Caufield, Mike Hoffman, Sami Niku and Mathieu Perreault.

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  • Canadiens' David Savard: Inks four-year deal with Montreal

    Savard signed a four-year, $14 million contract with the Canadiens on Wednesday.

    Savard appeared in 54 games split between the Blue Jackets and Lightning last season, posting six points, an ugly minus-27 rating, 69 shots, 132 hits and 109 blocks over that span. Savard is excellent in his own end, so his ugly plus-minus rating from a year ago can be chalked up as an aberration, but he won't produce much offense from the blue line, limiting his fantasy value to formats that heavily reward hits and blocks.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 234 lbs
Birthplace: St. Hyacinthe, PQ
Age: 31
Experience: 10
Shoots: Right